6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
4
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
5
Denver
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Estes Park ATV Rentals, Trail Ridge Road, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad. On your second day here, get all the equipment you need at Estes Park ATV Rentals and then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
Maroon Bells has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aspen trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Aspen, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. You've now added Million Dollar Highway to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Telluride road trip planning app.

Getting from Aspen to Telluride by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Telluride, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Telluride

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Telluride in June, you will find days in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (42°F). You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Denver.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Denver

Mile-High City

Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Denver takes 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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.