9 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

9 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

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9 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Denver

5
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and United States Air Force Academy (in Colorado Springs). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, explore and take pictures at Coors Field, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver online route builder .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Denver. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Golden, Idaho Springs, United States Air Force Academy, Trail Ridge Road, Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in July: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 81°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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