5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Buena Vista
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park
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Aspen — 1 night

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 28th (Thu), hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then get great views at Independence Pass. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip website.

Montgomery to Aspen is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montgomery to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montgomery in September, you will find days in Aspen are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are cooler (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista travel planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Buena Vista in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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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.
On the 1st (Sun), cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in September, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 1 night

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 2nd (Mon): cruise along Trail Ridge Road and then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Wildlife
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Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.