8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 3 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights

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Denver

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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.
On the 26th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then meet the residents at Denver Zoo, then get a sense of history and politics at Colorado State Capitol, and finally get outside with Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally test your team's savvy at Puzzah!.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Denver trip planning tool.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Denver reach 43°F and lows reach 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
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Estes Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Sage Massage Therapy & Acupuncture (in Grand Lake) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Affinity Massage and Wellness Center, have some family-friendly fun at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, and stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures.

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You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Estes Park are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Estes Park

Spas · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get great views at Independence Pass and then look for gifts at Snowmass Sports. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary site.

Getting from Estes Park to Aspen by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in December, expect Aspen to be slightly colder, temps between 35°F and 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Maroon Bells
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
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