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Day trip to aspen

We would like to do a day trip to Aspen (from Vail) where we are staying. Where can you park and what is there to do for kids ages 7 and 8?

Thanks,

Lisa

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1. Re: Day trip to aspen

To make the beautiful loop trip over Independence Pass to Aspen and back to Vail is about 4 hours driving time as you can see on google maps.

http://goo.gl/maps/KqOlC

The #1 thing people want to do from Aspen is visit famous Maroon Bells.

aspenchamber.org/what-to-do/…

https:/…fsbdev3_001151.pdf

Here are some kid friendly ideas from the Aspen Chamber of Commerce and from Mile High Mamas.

aspenchamber.org/what-to-do/kids-and-family/

milehighmamas.com/blog/…

Do note the Glenwood Springs section from Mile High Mamas. Glenwood Springs is about an hour from Vail and is very kid friendly.

Parking info for Aspen

aspenchamber.org/aspen-community/…

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2. Re: Day trip to aspen

I think it's closer to 2.5 hours of driving, without stops south from vail and then west over independence pass.

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3. Re: Day trip to aspen

I think FV1989 meant round trip travel times.

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4. Re: Day trip to aspen

alli is correct - that is why my post says "to make the beautiful loop trip" and why not make the trip a loop for the scenery? Making the loop does not really add much time if any compared to a back and forth trip. The google maps link shows the loop if you zoom out a little.

Edited: 05 June 2014, 15:53
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5. Re: Day trip to aspen

Sorry- misread. ..would be a nice loop drive for sure.

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Aspen Parking Garage

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