What are your recommendations regarding a day trip to Aspen up through Leadville. Places to stop and see/eat/short hikes?
Also have made the trip between the airport and Breck on I-70 too many times. Contemplating a return trip on 24 through Colorado Springs to see Garden of Gods. Worth it? Also looking at 285 as a route back to Denver? Pros and cons? Anything between Colorado Springs and airport that are a must see?