We probably aren’t the first ones to tell you about the wild amount of road trip options around Denver, CO. From cozy mountain towns to rugged landscapes, the Rockies are a road tripper’s dream. Just make sure you have 4-wheel drive.
3 hour, 30 minute drive from Denver
Aspen is one of the most famous mountain towns, but definitely worth a trip any time of year. The town’s scenic beauty and powder-drenched mountains have beckoned skiiers and snowboarders for decades. You can’t really do Aspen on a budget, as it’s infamous for high-end restaurants, shops, and boutiques. Not looking to spend money? Stroll around taking in the stunning panoramas and A+ people-watching.
3 hour, 45 minute drive from Denver
If you’re looking for an equally-charming and more approachable mountain town, cruise over to Palisade, CO. The year-round sunshine makes this town of 2,500 the peach capital of Colorado. While there’s no guarantee to be as much fresh powder as Aspen, Palisade is known for its numerous vineyards and unpretentious vibes.
5 hour, 30 minute drive from Denver
While you don’t need to cross state lines to experience endless beauty, you can, and you should, visit Moab. Located between Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, Moab is great destination to maximize your time in the great outdoors and take in the desert landscape and woven Colorado River. Turn your camera to Panoramic view, because you’ve got a lot of mountains to take in.
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