8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Aspen
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 day

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Denver

— 1 night

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.
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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado Springs

— 1 day
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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip builder site.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Aspen

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Independence Pass, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Mountain / Ajax.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Aspen journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in September, with highs in Aspen at 26°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 26th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at Iron Mountain Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip maker.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in September, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Grand Lake

— 3 nights
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Adams Falls Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Lake online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Grand Lake takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in September: high temperatures in Grand Lake hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 29th (Wed), trek along Glacier Gorge Junction Trailhead and then explore the activities along Gem Lake.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Lake to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Lake in September, plan for much warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Denver

— 1 day

Mile-High City

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.