6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights

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Denver

Denver ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Denver travel planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Denver. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
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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.
On the 27th (Tue), stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then take a stroll through Old Colorado City.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip maker website.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Historic Walking Area
Old Colorado City
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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, Aspen is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Maroon Bells
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
4.8

2
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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go sightseeing with Estes Park Guided Tours, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Estes Park in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Must see
Trail Ridge Road
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Must see
Spas
4.8

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