8 days in Aspen, Rocky Mountain National Park & Estes Park Itinerary

8 days in Aspen, Rocky Mountain National Park & Estes Park Itinerary

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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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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 14th (Tue): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Aspen Music Festival and School, stroll through Castle Creek Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rio Grande Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then trek along Grottos Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip tool.

Fort Lauderdale to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for little chillier days in Aspen, with highs around 81°F, while nights are colder with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake Trail and Old Fall River Road. Get in touch with nature at Alberta Falls and Cub Lake Trail. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lily Lake, view the masterpieces at The Old Gallery Allenspark, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes.

Start your trip to Rocky Mountain National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Aspen in July, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
On the 19th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Lily Mountain Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park road trip planning website.

Estes Park is just a short distance from Rocky Mountain National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails