Fly into Denver Airport and pick up your rental car. Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park and spend the day exploring the area’s stunning peaks, valleys, and hidden gems. Spend the night camping in the park.
Start your day with a hike around Bear Lake or Alberta Falls. Afterward, head to Grand Lake for some fishing or rafting. Spend the night camping in the area.
Take a drive up Trail Ridge Road for spectacular views of the Rockies. Stop at Estes Park for lunch before heading to Boulder for some shopping and sightseeing. Spend the night in Boulder.
Explore Boulder before heading back to Denver Airport to catch your flight home.
In Grand Lake – The Rapids Restaurant & Bar (try their famous fish tacos)
In Estes Park – The Egg & I (order their delicious breakfast burrito)
In Boulder – The Kitchen (try their wood-fired pizzas)
WHERE TO STAY:
In Rocky Mountain National Park – Glacier Basin Campground (for its breathtaking views of Longs Peak)
In Grand Lake – Grand Lake Lodge (for its rustic charm)
In Boulder – Hotel Boulderado (for its historic charm and modern amenities).