10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fruita
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder tool.

Lexington to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lexington to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Lexington in November, with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Earthwood Artisans, then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, and then take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, then get a sense of history and politics at Colorado Governor's Mansion, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then catch a live event at Coors Field.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

2
nights
Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then don't miss a visit to Independence Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Aspen itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, Aspen is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 47°F and lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fruita.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Fruita

The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, and then wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fruita online travel route planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Fruita in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in November, things will get a bit warmer in Fruita: highs are around 53°F and lows about 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Fruita

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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night
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 10th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Durango trip builder.

Traveling by car from Fruita to Durango takes 4 hours. Traveling from Fruita in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.