8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): cruise along Independence Pass. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

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Dallas to Aspen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Aspen due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, then relax and rejuvenate at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip maker tool .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip planner.

Getting from Buena Vista to Canon City by combination of bus and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in June: high temperatures in Canon City hover around 89°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the activities along Bear Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Peak. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online journey planner .

You can drive from Canon City to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In June in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then hike along Pikes Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and finally look for gifts at Downtown Manitou Springs.

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Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Downtown Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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