6 days in Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park & Aspen Itinerary

6 days in Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park & Aspen Itinerary

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6 days in Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park & Aspen Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  14​h 30​min
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Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Humane Society of Boulder Valley, sample the tasty concoctions at Avery Brewing Company, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boulder trip itinerary planning app .

Minneapolis to Boulder is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, Boulder is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Golden History Museum, St. Mary's Glacier Loop, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
St. Mary's Glacier Loop ©
St. Mary's Glacier Loop
Humane Society of Boulder Valley ©
Humane Society of Boulder Valley

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park travel planner .

Traveling by car from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Aspen journey planner .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, with highs in Aspen at 77°F and lows at 46°F. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Snowmass Sports
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Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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