6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Aspen
— 1 night
Drive
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Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
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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.
You've now added T-Lazy-7 Snowmobiles to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at T-Lazy-7 Snowmobiles and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary app.

Austin to Aspen is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Austin in November: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 47°F and lows are around 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Snowmass Village

— 2 nights
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Aspen Snowmass has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hit the slopes at Krabloonik Dogsled Rides, hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, then hike along Snowmass Village Hiking Trails, and finally see the interesting displays at Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, appreciate the views at Roaring Fork Valley, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Snowmass Village tour itinerary builder website.

Snowmass Village is very close to Aspen. In November, daytime highs in Snowmass Village are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Tundra Communities Trail, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary builder.

You can drive from Snowmass Village to Rocky Mountain National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Snowmass Village in December, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at 46°F and lows at 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Denver

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. December in Denver sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side 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.