7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Cortez
— 1 night
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

1
night
Cortez

Cortez
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cortez travel tool.

Detroit to Cortez is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Detroit to Cortez, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in October, you will find days in Cortez are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are little chillier (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Cortez

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
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The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Cortez Cultural Center ©
Cortez Cultural Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen road trip planner.

Getting from Cortez to Aspen by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cortez in October: highs in Aspen hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 21st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then admire all the interesting features of Boreas Pass Road.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip planner.

Drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Aspen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Frisco
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River Rafting & Tubing
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Manitou Springs Incline.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs journey planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in October: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Manitou Springs Incline, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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