9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Mason City
Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Mason City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

2
nights
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.
Kebler Pass has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass and then cruise along Independence Pass.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aspen trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Aspen sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kebler Pass
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kenosha Pass as well as Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista trip planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenosha Pass
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Kenosha Pass ©
Kenosha Pass
Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around Garden of the Gods, then get engrossed in the history at Miramont Castle Museum, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip site .

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Miramont Castle Museum
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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