6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Denver

2
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Denver Botanic Gardens and Brownfield's. Get outdoors at Photography Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Denver, make a side trip to see Summit Lake Park in Idaho Springs, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Denver tour itinerary builder website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

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Side Trips

Estes Park, Idaho Springs
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Photography Tours

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aspen itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, Aspen is little chillier than Denver - with highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs travel planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in September, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas

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