11 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Aspen Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Springs, Denver & Aspen Itinerary

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1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
2
Denver
— 3 nights
3
Aspen
— 2 nights

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Explore hidden gems such as Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Tunnel Drive. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park, trek along Palmer Park, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip itinerary builder.

Sealy to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sealy to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. In August, Colorado Springs is slightly colder than Sealy - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Canon City, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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.
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Forney Museum of Transportation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Clyfford Still Museum and Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and explore the galleries of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip website.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then see a world frozen in time at Ashcroft Ghost Town. On the next day, look for gifts at Gene Taylor Sports, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Denver to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in August, with highs in Aspen at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Gene Taylor Sports
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

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