6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
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Aspen
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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 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline and then admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in October, with highs in Colorado Springs at 67°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk in Downtown Estes Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and then stop by Brownfield's.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

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Off-Road Tours
Brownfield's ©
Brownfield's

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, then hike along McCullough Gulch, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge online visit planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Breckenridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Spas
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Spas
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House

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Aspen

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, then get the lay of the land with Dean's Aspen Tours, and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip site.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°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 · Trails
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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