7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Mesa
Drive:  9​h
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: Mesa

1
night
Durango

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.
To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Durango travel route planner .

Mesa to Durango is an approximately 4-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Mesa, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Fun & Games
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Durango Community Recreation Center ©

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Get in touch with nature at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Mueller State Park. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Bishop Castle (in Westcliffe) and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (in Canon City). The adventure continues: stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Durango to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Divide, Canon City, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Bishop Castle
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Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle

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.
You've now added Independence Pass to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Independence Pass, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then see a world frozen in time at Independence Ghost Town, and finally identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Aspen attractions tool .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Snowmass Sports, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Independence Ghost Town ©
Independence Ghost Town

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