6 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Aspen Itinerary

6 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Aspen Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
2
Aspen
— 2 nights

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lily Lake and Alluvial Fan. Get outdoors at Trail Ridge Road and Eldorado Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Rocky Mountain National Park side-trips: Flagstaff Mountain (in Boulder) and Spas (in Grand Lake). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cub Lake Trail, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rocky Mountain National Park. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Estes Park, Boulder, Spas
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Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Spas
Cub Lake Trail ©
Cub Lake Trail

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 21st (Wed): see a world frozen in time at Ashcroft Ghost Town and then grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Woody Creek/Spruce Creek Trail and then grab your bike and head to Castle Creek Road.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, with highs in Aspen at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Outdoors Parks

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