13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Larkspur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Crested Butte
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary app .

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Denver. Traveling from Detroit in June, plan for little chillier nights in Denver, with lows around 55°F. You'll set off for Larkspur on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Larkspur

Larkspur
Larkspur is a home rule municipality in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Larkspur trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Denver to Larkspur in an hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in June, with highs in Larkspur at 77°F and lows at 48°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off toColorado Springs.

Things to do in Larkspur

Golf Outdoors

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
You've now added Pikes Peak to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak and then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online trip maker .

Getting from Larkspur to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. In June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Larkspur - with highs of 84°F and lows of 54°F. You will leave for Canon City on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

2
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Royal Gorge Route Railroad and Skyline Drive. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): trek along Tunnel Drive, then cruise along Skyline Drive, and then explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Canon City trip app .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

1
night
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 27th (Thu): hike along Grottos Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip builder website .

You can drive from Canon City to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canon City in June: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Lake Trail as well as Grizzly Creek Trail.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kebler Pass. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass, then do a tasting at Azura Cellars and Gallery, and then look for gifts at The Marble Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Loop, then get engrossed in the history at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail 403, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Union Congregational Church.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Crested Butte trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Crested Butte takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Crested Butte hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 41°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Azura Cellars and Gallery, The Marble Gallery, Gothic
Highlights from your plan
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Azura Cellars and Gallery ©
Azura Cellars and Gallery
Union Congregational Church ©
Union Congregational Church

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