6 days in Raton, Denver & Aspen Itinerary

6 days in Raton, Denver & Aspen Itinerary

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6 days in Raton, Denver & Aspen Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive:  12​h
1
Raton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Denver
— 1 night
Bus + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Austin

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Raton

Raton ©
Raton is a city and the county seat of Colfax County in northeastern New Mexico. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get impressive views of Capulin Volcano National Monument, then examine the collection at Raton Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Sugarite Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Of Friends and then cool off at Wild Waters Park.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Raton trip itinerary planning website .

Austin to Raton is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Raton due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Raton, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Raton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Walsenburg, Capulin Volcano National Monument
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Sugarite Canyon State Park ©
Sugarite Canyon State Park
Wild Waters Park ©
Wild Waters Park
Capulin Volcano National Monument ©
Capulin Volcano National Monument

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Raton to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Denver are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Aspen Snowmass and then walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

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You can fly from Denver to Aspen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in December: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 35°F and lows are around 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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