10 days in Salt Lake City, Steamboat Springs & Denver Itinerary

10 days in Salt Lake City, Steamboat Springs & Denver Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of the Madeleine and Temple Square. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Art at Brigham Young University and Park City Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Provo (Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum & Provo City Center Temple) and Park City (Spas & Ski Butlers Park City). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at This is the Place Heritage Park, examine the collection at Church History Museum, and get curious at Clark Planetarium.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Sacramento to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sacramento in February, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit cooler, temps between 47°F and 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the next day, stroll through Steamboat Gondola, cast your line with a fishing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally stop by F.M. Light & Sons.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Steamboat Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in February, expect Steamboat Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 35°F and 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Spas

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House and Molly Brown House Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour and Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame. Step out of Denver to go to Breckenridge and see Spas, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, see the interesting displays at Denver Firefighters Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in February: high temperatures in Denver hover around 45°F and lows are around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips