5 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Aspen Itinerary

5 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Aspen Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), cruise along Trail Ridge Road, thentake some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Glacier Creek Stables.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park planning tool.

Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Sprague Lake
Sprague Lake

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Temple Israel (in Leadville), Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, stroll through Aspen Snowmass, and look for gifts at Snowmass Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in May, with highs in Aspen at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Temple Israel, Vail Mountain Resort, Thermal Spas
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Thermal Spas
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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