If mountain scenery is what you’re craving, this trip will take in some of the best in Colorado. Starting from the foothills outside Denver, you’ll spend the next few days camping beneath the towering peaks of Colorado “Fourteeners”. Hike in pristine alpine meadows to sparkling high mountain lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park and the Maroon Bells Wilderness. Take a cave tour, raft trip or horseback ride in Glenwood Springs. Play on the Alpine Slide at Breckenridge, or tour Gold Rush history in Leadville by bicycle or historic train.
– The Kurek Family, Illinois
Denver: 1 night: Denver, known as mile high city, is the capital of Colorado and the beginning of your journey.
Rocky Mountain National Park – 3 nights: Spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park is renowned for its mountains vistas and abundant wildlife. Miles of hiking trails weave up steep rocky trails, over alpine tundra, and past high-mountain lakes.
Glenwood Springs – 2 nights: Glenwood Springs offers a variety of activities that include soaking in the famous hot springs, taking a cave tour or guided raft trip.
Aspen Area – 2 nights: Spend time in the Redstone and Marble Area. Visit trendy Aspen or hike in the Maroon Bells Wilderness.
Leadville – 1 night: This historic mountain town with its charming Victorian architecture and historic mining era also offers outdoor activities galore.
Denver – Drive to Denver to catch your return flight.