8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Montrose
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Aspen
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Visiting Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and North Rim will get you outdoors. Step out of Montrose with an excursion to Last Dollar Road in Ridgway--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montrose online driving holiday planner.

Chicago to Montrose is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Montrose due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect little chillier with lows of 50°F in Montrose. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Montrose

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Last Dollar Road
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Glenwood Hot Springs Pool about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Independence Pass and look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip planner.

You can drive from Montrose to Aspen in 3 hours. Traveling from Montrose in September, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 72°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool ©
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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