10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
3
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
4
Salida
— 1 night
5
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
6
Durango
— 2 nights

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hours
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 28th (Fri), look for gifts at F.M. Light & Sons and then look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs road trip planning site.

Springfield to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Springfield in December: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Shopping
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Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
F.M. Light & Sons ©
F.M. Light & Sons

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Visiting Hallett Peak and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Purple Mountain Taffy Company and Glen Haven General Store. Take a break from Estes Park with a short trip to Never Summer Mountain Products in Grand Lake, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, look for gifts at The Ore Cart Rock Shop, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and browse for treasures at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park journey planner.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in December: high temperatures in Estes Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Never Summer Mountain Products
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Purple Mountain Taffy Company ©
Purple Mountain Taffy Company
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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night
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. On the 1st (Tue), fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gene Taylor Sports.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Snowmass Village trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Snowmass Village takes 5 hours. Traveling from Estes Park in December, things will get a bit cooler in Snowmass Village: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Salida.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

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night
Salida

Salida ©
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Monarch Mountain, shop like a local with The Maverick Potter LLC., and then take in the exciting artwork at The Bungled Jungle.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salida online holiday planner.

You can drive from Snowmass Village to Salida in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Snowmass Village in January, with highs in Salida at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Mountain ©
Monarch Mountain
The Bungled Jungle ©
The Bungled Jungle
The Maverick Potter LLC. ©
The Maverick Potter LLC.

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Two Old Crows, take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Salida to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salida in January: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Two Old Crows ©
Two Old Crows

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nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Honeyville and then fly down the slopes at The Snowbike Experience.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Durango day trip planning site.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In January in Durango, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Snowbike Experience ©
The Snowbike Experience
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Honeyville ©
Honeyville

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