10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
bus + Drive:  4​h
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Salida
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Springfield

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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.
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner.

Springfield to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Springfield in December, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between 29°F and 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel 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

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.
Head to Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Never Summer Mountain Productsfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Purple Mountain Taffy Company and Scot's Sporting Goods. Step out of Estes Park to go to Rocky Mountain National Park and see Hallett Peak, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Glen Haven General Store, take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, browse for treasures at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Estes Park route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, expect Estes Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 46°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Never Summer Mountain Products
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Photography Tours
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

1
night
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then gear up at Gene Taylor Sports.

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Traveling by car from Estes Park to Snowmass Village takes 5 hours. Traveling from Estes Park in December, expect Snowmass Village to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°F and 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salida.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

1
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. On the 2nd (Wed), fly down the slopes at Monarch Mountain, then shop like a local with The Maverick Potter LLC., and then take in the exciting artwork at The Bungled Jungle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Salida trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Snowmass Village to Salida in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Snowmass Village in January; daily highs in Salida reach 42°F and lows reach 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Monarch Mountain ©
Monarch Mountain
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. On the 3rd (Thu), look for gifts at Two Old Crows, then view the masterpieces at Lantern Dancer, then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Salida to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Salida in January, things will get a bit cooler in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 37°F and lows about 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls

2
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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): admire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort. On the next day, stop by Honeyville and then fly down the slopes at Durango Snowbike Experience.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Durango Snowbike Experience ©
Durango Snowbike Experience
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

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