10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Garden of the Gods Trading Post and Criterium Bicycles. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and see where the action happens at Olympic Training Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder site.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, Colorado Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen

— 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Crater Lake Trail. Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Leadville National Fish Hatchery (in Leadville) and Christy Sports Ski & Snowboard Rentals (in Beaver Creek). There's still lots to do: hike along Rio Grande Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Lake Trail, look for gifts at Snowmass Sports, and walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in May: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 62°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Durango

— 2 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 29th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Toh-Atin Gallery, stop by Honeyville, and then hike along The Colorado Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest and then trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop.

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Getting from Aspen to Durango by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in May, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.