10 days in Denver, Boulder & Aspen Itinerary

10 days in Denver, Boulder & Aspen Itinerary

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10 days in Denver, Boulder & Aspen Itinerary

Start: Shakopee
Drive:  13​h
1
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Shakopee

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Animal Sanctuary as well as Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Animal Sanctuary. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a live performance at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre and then identify plant and animal life at Dinosaur Ridge.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Denver day trip planning tool .

Shakopee to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Shakopee to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shakopee in June, Denver is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. You'll set off for Boulder on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Denver

#Nightlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Morrison, Wild Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Wild Animal Sanctuary ©
Wild Animal Sanctuary
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Get in touch with nature at Eldorado Canyon State Park and Rabbit Mountain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild Basin Area and Chapel on the Rock. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boulder trip site .

Drive from Denver to Boulder in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Boulder, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Boulder

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wild Basin Area, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Chapel on the Rock, Rabbit Mountain
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Eldorado Canyon State Park ©
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Wild Basin Area ©
Wild Basin Area
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Buttermilk Mountain. Get outdoors at Rio Grande Trail and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Ute Cemetery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aspen visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boulder to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Boulder in June, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Aspen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Ute Cemetery ©
Ute Cemetery

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