11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
5
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Sioux City

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online trip builder .

Sioux City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Sioux City to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sioux City in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 27°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip builder site .

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, Glenwood Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Spas, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see a world frozen in time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, cruise along Kebler Pass, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montanya Distillers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte journey planning website .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Crested Butte by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Glenwood Springs in January since evenings lows in Crested Butte dip to -4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Crested Butte

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Montanya Distillers ©
Montanya Distillers

2
nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then stop by Snowmass Sports. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Aspen Highlands.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Snowmass Village trip planner .

You can drive from Crested Butte to Snowmass Village in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Crested Butte in January, with highs in Snowmass Village at 34°F and lows at 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Highlands
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, then contemplate the long history of History Colorado, Grant Humphreys Mansion, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Snowmass Village to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Snowmass Village in January: high temperatures in Denver hover around 44°F and lows are around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and finally wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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