The Best Day Trips from Denver for Memorable Getaways

In this guide we’re sharing the best day trips from Denver that you can visit right now. These destinations offer a wide range of things to do.

Whether you’re a fun-loving couple looking for your next adventure, or want a kid-friendly getaway in the mountains, this guide is for you.

This rustic wilderness is full of peaks, valleys, lush forests, glacial lakes, and over 300 miles of hiking trails.

1. Rocky Mountain National Park

Head to the free Breckenridge Gondola for a fun ride up the mountainside. Or hike to see Isak, the beloved Breckenridge Troll.

2. Breckenridge

In less than 1 hour from Denver you and your loved ones can enjoy glacier hiking and geothermal cave pools in Idaho Springs.

3. Idaho Springs

In less than 20 minutes from Denver, explore the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater along with Lookout Mountain on this epic Denver Foothills Tour.

4. Red Rocks Amphitheater Foothills

These destinations are two of Colorado’s most majestic places to visit. Bring your camera because this day trip offers epic photos you’ll want to remember.

5. Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak

The drive alone is a picturesque adventure worth the trip. Along the way you may see lots of wildlife as well as a clear glacial lake inside Rocky Mountain National Park.

6. Estes Park

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