6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  8 h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs custom trip planner.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
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've now added Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), take a memorable excursion with Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in October, you will find days in Aspen are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are about the same (30°F). You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
night
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 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to U.S. Olympic Training Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Olympic Training Center ©
Olympic Training Center

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