10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Palisade
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

Orlando to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Steamboat Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in October, things will get colder in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 59°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then trek along McCullough Gulch, and finally take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road.

Make your Breckenridge itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in October: highs in Breckenridge hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks
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Spas

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 9th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, then get the lay of the land with Dean's Aspen Tours, then grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, and finally trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in October: highs in Aspen hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Dean's Aspen Tours ©
Dean's Aspen Tours
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Sat), do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, do a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, then learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, and finally do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Palisade trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Palisade in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect Palisade to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries
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Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 11th (Sun), hike along Perimeter Trail, then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, then see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park.

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Traveling by car from Palisade to Ouray takes 2 hours. When traveling from Palisade in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Ouray, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Mesa Verde National Park and Petroglyph Point Hike are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Long House and Park Point. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Step House, explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Ouray in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 34°F at night. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Verde National Park ©
Mesa Verde National Park
Long House ©
Long House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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