10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 1 night
Drive
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Palisade
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouray
— 1 night
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

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): take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum, partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Orlando to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7.5-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 · Spas · Wildlife

Breckenridge

— 1 night

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.

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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 · Spas · Scenic Drive · Trails
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Aspen

— 1 night

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 · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Palisade

— 1 night
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

Ouray

— 1 night
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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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 · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 4 nights
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 Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Park Point, explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, and stroll through Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.