8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & Thermal Spas). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aspen holiday planner.

Dallas to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Aspen at 72°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), view the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park route maker app.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Estes Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in September; daily highs in Estes Park reach 81°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours

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Denver

Denver ©

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 2nd (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip builder.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip site.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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