6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then cruise along Independence Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aspen itinerary builder tool.

Dayton to Aspen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Aspen. Traveling from Dayton in October, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 60°F and lows about 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planning tool.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 67°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Spas

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