8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Drive
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Divide
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— Few hours
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Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Fly

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Divide

Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Horsethief Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Divide journey planner.

Corpus Christi to Divide is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Corpus Christi to Divide is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Corpus Christi in October, expect Divide to be cooler, temps between 64°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Divide

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
night
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.
The Broadmoor Seven Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Mon), admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls and then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Divide to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

few
hours
Denver

Mile-High City

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.
For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver vacation planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Denver, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

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nights
Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grottos Trail, Crater Lake Trail and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 28th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grottos Trail, then trek along Crater Lake Trail, then stroll through Aspen Mountain / Ajax, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Independence Pass, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Aspen day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Denver in October, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 60°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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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 (Fri): test the waters at a local thermal spa, then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

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Traveling by car from Aspen to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.