10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Vail
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then have fun at The Crooked Key.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs tour planner .

Minneapolis to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Steamboat Springs is minus 1 hour. In March in Steamboat Springs, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

1
night
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vail Interfaith Chapel, and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vail travel planner .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in March: highs in Vail hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Beaver Creek Ski Area
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Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Vail Interfaith Chapel ©
Vail Interfaith Chapel

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Visiting Aspen Snowmass and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain, stroll the grounds of Ute Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Windstar Land Conservancy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Highlands.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Vail to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vail in March, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 21°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aspen Snowmass, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In March, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 57°F and lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denver planning site .

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Flatirons
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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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