This post is part of my series on great road trips from Denver

With 2-3 days, you could either stay in Denver and do one day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and one up I-70, or you could stay up in the mountains – see my post on what to do with one day. Ski resorts like Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and nearby Dillon and Silverthorne, all have plenty of accommodation and are a little over an hour’s drive from Denver. Breckenridge probably has the most character of these towns. Vail and Aspen are the two best known ski resorts in Colorado and a little more expensive, but both very nice. The drive to Aspen via Leadville and Independence Pass is especially spectacular (but only open in the summer). All of these places offer great scenery and easy access to outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking.

For other options if you have more than three days, see my great road trips from Denver series.