6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 1 day
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Crested Butte
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Golden
— 1 night
Drive
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Boulder
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Aspen

— 1 day

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.
On the 20th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen journey builder website.

Lake Geneva to Aspen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lake Geneva to Aspen is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lake Geneva in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Aspen, with lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature
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Crested Butte

— 1 night
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Union Congregational Church and then take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Crested Butte trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Crested Butte in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Crested Butte can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Crested Butte to Colorado Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Crested Butte in October, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Golden

— 1 night

Lowell of the West

Golden represents a former Wild West town that happens to be the burial place of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Golden Gate Canyon State Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Coors Brewery.

Before you visit Golden, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Golden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Golden can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boulder.

Things to do in Golden

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Boulder

— 1 night

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness and then make a trip to Pearl Street Mall.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boulder day trip tool.

You can drive from Golden to Boulder in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Boulder are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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Estes Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 25th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Estes Park takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just a stone's throw from Estes Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Colorado travel guide

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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.