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Boulder to Aspen drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Boulder to Aspen road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Boulder to Aspen. If you're planning a road trip to Aspen, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Boulder
drive for about 37 minutes

9:37 am  Red Rocks Amphitheatre
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:37 am
drive for about 49 minutes

11:26 am  Winter Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:57 pm  Breckenridge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:57 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:48 pm  Vail
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:48 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:52 pm  Glenwood Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:52 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

7:48 pm  arrive in Aspen

driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Red Rocks Amphitheatre  (16 mentions)

Winter Park  (11 answers)
    Winter Park Resort  (2 mentions)
    hotels around Winter Park:
        Zephyr Mountain Lodge
    questions about Winter Park:
        Need a great place to stay in Winter Park

Breckenridge  (40 answers)
    questions about Breckenridge:
        Great Hikes/Views Withing a 45-Min Radius of Breckenridge, Colorado
        What should I do, see, and eat in Breckenridge?
        Rafting near Breckenridge

Vail  (53 answers)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Minturn Saloon
    hotels around Vail:
        Vail Ski Resort
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail

Glenwood Springs  (10 answers)
    Hanging Lake  (2 mentions)
    questions about Glenwood Springs:
        Where to eat in glenwood

What are some things to do in Aspen?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Aspen. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Armand from Baton Rouge, Louisiana asked:
Where to raft or tube in Aspen?  (2 answers)

profile  Andy from Wilmington asked:
Ideas for romantic hotels in Aspen.  (1 answer)

profile  Jacey & Scott from Fort Collins asked:
Good, solid American grub in Aspen - any recommendations?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Aspen.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Aspen to Boulder drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Boulder? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Boulder.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Boulder to Aspen. Or get a full Boulder to Aspen flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Boulder well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Boulder!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 170 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 27 minutes
41 Boulder travel answers
11 Winter Park travel answers
40 Breckenridge travel answers
53 Vail travel answers
10 Glenwood Springs travel answers
28 Aspen travel answers


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