6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Fruita
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas

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Fruita

Fruita ©
The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Colorado National Monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fruita journey planner.

Dallas to Fruita is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Fruita due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Fruita, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Fruita

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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument

2
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 15th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Aspen day trip planner .

Getting from Fruita to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fruita in October, with highs in Aspen at 60°F and lows at 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in October; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 69°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): meet the residents at Denver Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver online route planner .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 19th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Nature
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Old Colorado City Historic District ©

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