16 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

16 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

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Aspen
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Denver

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Evans and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Explore hidden gems such as Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and Emerald Lake Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park (Alberta Falls, Cub Lake Trail, &more), Horsetooth Mountain Open Space (in Fort Collins) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cherry Creek Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Great Divide Brewery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver attractions website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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Aspen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then stroll through Castle Creek Road. Here are some ideas for day two: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ashcroft Ghost Town, then hike along West Maroon Trail, and then stroll through Crater Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Denver in June since evenings lows in Aspen dip to 7°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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West Maroon Trail
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