2 days in Colorado Itinerary

2 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 1 day
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Aspen

— 1 day

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 16th (Sat): get great views at Independence Pass and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen day trip site.

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Aspen are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are much colder (30°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Glenwood Springs in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 47°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas
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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.