12 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

12 days in Aspen & Denver Itinerary

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Aspen
— 5 nights
2
Denver
— 6 nights

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and Crater Lake Trail. Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Castle Creek Road. There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen day trip planning site.

Los Angeles to Aspen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Aspen is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Aspen. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Horseback Riding Tours

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of the city life by going to Lily Pad Lake and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Cussler Museum (in Arvada), Argo Mill and Tunnel (in Idaho Springs) and Frisco Historic Park and Museum (in Frisco). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Denver road trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, Denver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Golden, Idaho Springs, Lily Pad Lake, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Cussler Museum
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Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum ©
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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