13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Bus + Fly:  7 h
1
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Larkspur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Crested Butte
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denver online sightseeing planner.

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Detroit to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Detroit in June since evenings lows in Denver dip to 55°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Larkspur.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Larkspur

Larkspur
Larkspur is a home rule municipality in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Larkspur road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Larkspur takes an hour. In June, Larkspur is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 77°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Larkspur

Outdoors Golf

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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 23rd (Sun): stroll around Garden of the Gods.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Colorado Springs fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Larkspur to Colorado Springs in an hour. Traveling from Larkspur in June, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 54°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

2
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Royal Gorge Route Railroad and Skyline Drive. On the 25th (Tue), tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Drive, cruise along Skyline Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Canon City road trip planning website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. June in Canon City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grottos Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aspen trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Canon City to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Canon City in June, with highs in Aspen at 79°F and lows at 43°F. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

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night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Lake Trail as well as Grizzly Creek Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Kebler Pass has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass, learn about winemaking at Azura Cellars and Gallery, and then stop by The Marble Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Upper Loop, take an in-depth tour of Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Trail 403, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Union Congregational Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Crested Butte trip planner.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Crested Butte by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Crested Butte are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are a bit cooler (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

The Marble Gallery, Gothic, Azura Cellars and Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Azura Cellars and Gallery ©
Azura Cellars and Gallery
Union Congregational Church ©
Union Congregational Church

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