6 days in Aspen & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

6 days in Aspen & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells and then look for gifts at Snowmass Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass and then see a world frozen in time at Ashcroft Ghost Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aspen online attractions planner.

Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in October, expect Aspen to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Maroon Bells
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Snowmass Sports
4.8

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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.
Explore Rocky Mountain National Park's surroundings by going to Guanella Pass (in Georgetown), Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, cruise along Old Fall River Road, take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip website.

Drive from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get a bit warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Trail Ridge Road
4.9
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Water Body
Bear Lake
4.7
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Scenic Drive
Guanella Pass
4.9

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