8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aspen
— 2 nights
2
Denver
— 2 nights
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
Visiting Independence Pass and Windstar Land Conservancy will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Thermal Spas and The John Denver Sanctuary will thrill your kids.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aspen online trip builder.

Lexington to Aspen is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lexington in June: highs in Aspen hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Spas Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, thenmake a trip to 16th Street Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Aspen to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, Denver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thendelve into the distant past at Long House, thencontemplate the long history of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Getting from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in June: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

Start your trip to Colorado Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June: highs in Colorado Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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