8 days in Crested Butte & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Crested Butte & Denver Itinerary

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Fly to Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field, Drive to Crested Butte
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Crested Butte
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, then hike along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Crested Butte road trip planner.

New York City to Crested Butte is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Crested Butte. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Crested Butte are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are colder (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Evans and Summit Lake Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Shadow Mountain Gallery (in Evergreen), Idaho Springs (Argo Mill and Tunnel & River Rafting & Tubing) and Easy Street Casino (in Central City). There's much more to do: wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planning app.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Denver in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Crested Butte in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

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