5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pikes Peak and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website .

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in November: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the activities along Bear Lake, then admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Farview Curve Overlook ©
Farview Curve Overlook

2
nights
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 30th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then make a trip to Independence Pass.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen road trip planning site .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in November, expect Aspen to be little chillier, temps between 47°F and 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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