10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour builder.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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Entertainment Center
Battlefield Colorado
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Emerald Lake Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Hallett Peak, and then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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Trail Ridge Road
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Water Body
Bear Lake
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Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then take in the views from Denver Millennium Bridge, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On the next day, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then see where the action happens at Coors Field.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, don't miss a visit to Independence Pass, and stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen online route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in December; daily highs in Aspen reach 35°F and lows reach 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Aspen Snowmass
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Maroon Bells
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Scenic Drive
Independence Pass
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Steamboat Springs

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 31st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs visit planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Aspen in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 29°F by day to 9°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
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