6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Studio Fine Art and Framing and then stop by Brownfield's.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip builder.

Denver to Estes Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Scenic Drive

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then explore the activities along Bear Lake.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a short distance from Estes Park. In October in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Aspen

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Independence Pass.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip builder app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, Aspen is a bit cooler than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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.
For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, things will get a bit warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 67°F and lows about 39°F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours

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.