7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lafayette

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen travel planning tool .

Lafayette to Aspen is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Lafayette to Aspen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lafayette, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Outdoors Parks
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip tool .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

2
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Balloon Rides (in Albuquerque) and Cliff Palace (in Mesa Verde National Park). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, trek along Animas River Trail, look for gifts at Honeyville, and make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Buena Vista to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Cliff Palace, Balloon Rides
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Balloon Rides
River Rafting & Tubing
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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