17 Best Day Trips from Denver

Planning your next day trip is easy and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. All of the day trips from Denver listed here are within just a few hours drive of the city.

In fact, these day trips offer completely free things to do with lots of history and one-of-a-kind opportunities.

Be prepared for a full-day of adventure that takes you along the Continental Divide and through some of the state’s most historic mining towns.

1. Mount Evans & Evergreen

This gorgeous outdoor setting famously showcases the Flatirons with more than 26 acres of trails and open space to explore.

2. Chautauqua Park

Manitou Springs is a quirky town located just 6 miles east of Colorado Springs. One of the main draws here are the natural springs that bubble up out of the ground.

3. Manitou Springs

If you like gold rush and gambling stories then you’re going to like visiting Cripple Creek, Colorado. The town is located near the backside of the base of Pikes Peak

4. Cripple Creek

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is located in Canon City and is the tallest suspension bridge in the United States.

5. Royal Gorge Bridge

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