5 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

5 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route planner

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Aspen
— 2 nights
Foot to Denver Airport Station, Train to Denver
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Denver
— 2 nights

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Aspen

— 2 nights

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 24th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, relax and float downstream with Elk Mountain Expeditions, and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Aspen. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Denver

— 2 nights

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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Springs (Garden of the Gods & Cheyenne Mountain Zoo) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver travel route planner.

You can take a train from Aspen to Denver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in May, Denver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 43°F.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

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