4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Aspen

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Buttermilk Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, then admire the verdant scenery at Roaring Fork Valley, and then sample the fine beverages at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen visit planner.

Huntsville to Aspen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Aspen is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Huntsville in December: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 35°F and lows are around 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): browse the exhibits of High Line Railroad Park, don't miss a visit to The O2 Lounge, stop by The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, then see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in December, you will find days in Breckenridge are slightly colder (25°F), and nights are about the same (14°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.