10 days in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

10 days in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

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10 days in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs & Denver Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs vacation maker app .

Boston to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Steamboat Springs when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

4
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.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 25 min away. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, don't miss a visit to Olympic Training Center, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and trek along Pikes Peak.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, cool off at Water World, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denver sightseeing tool .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Denver by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carousel of Happiness, River Rafting & Tubing, Trail Ridge Road, Coors Brewery, Water World
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
River Rafting & Tubing
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness

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