8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
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.
Get outdoors at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and Palmer Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Roxborough State Park. There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs route maker website.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Roxborough State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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 (Sun): appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, hike along Maroon-Snowmass Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Aspen Club & Spa and then let the river carry you with Elk Mountain Expeditions.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 79°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at San Juan National Forest and then stroll through Rim Trail/ Campus Loop. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, thenwhizz through the canopy at Southwest Raft & Jeep, and then hike along Animas Mountain Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durango trip planner.

Getting from Aspen to Durango by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Southwest Raft & Jeep ©
Southwest Raft & Jeep

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