10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Steamboat Ski Resort. Go for a jaunt from Steamboat Springs to Clark to see Del's Triangle 3 Ranch about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs attractions planner.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between 27°F and 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Grand Lake

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 8th (Fri), hit the slopes at Granby Ranch, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Lake trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Grand Lake takes 2 hours. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Grand Lake: temperatures range from 17°F by day to 7°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Breckenridge

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Breckenridge Distillery. Go for a jaunt from Breckenridge to Georgetown to see Loveland Ski Area about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9, make a trip to The O2 Lounge, test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room, and ski along the peaceful trails at Breckenridge Nordic Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge trip builder site.

Getting from Grand Lake to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in January, expect Breckenridge to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°F and 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip website.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

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Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, then do a tasting at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, then do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally immerse yourself in nature at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, you will find days in Grand Junction are a bit warmer (36°F), and nights are about the same (15°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.