8 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

8 days in Denver & Aspen Itinerary

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1
Denver
— 4 nights
2
Aspen
— 3 nights

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Colorado Springs (United States Air Force Academy & Garden of the Gods). Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. In August, daily temperatures in Denver can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Trail Ridge Road, River Rafting & Tubing, Crown Hill Park, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

3
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.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Hanging Lake Trail and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen visit planner.

You can take a train from Denver to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in September; daily highs in Aspen reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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