11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Grand Junction
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights

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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 10th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, then get advice or help at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online attractions planner.

Austin to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Austin in October, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 59°F and lows at 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
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.
On the 11th (Sun), cruise along Boreas Pass Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then trek along McCullough Gulch. On your second day here, trek along Booth Falls Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Breckenridge Distillery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in October, plan for little chillier days in Breckenridge, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Booth Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Distillery ©
Breckenridge Distillery
Spas

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rocky Mountains and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Step out of the city life by going to Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Rio Grande Trail. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and hike along Grottos Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aspen journey builder app.

Getting from Breckenridge to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax

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Grand Junction

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Mesa and Hermosa Vineyards. There's more to do: take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction and learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Grand Junction takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect Grand Junction to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Palisade
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 19th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then trek along Animas River Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durango day trip planner.

Drive from Grand Junction to Durango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in October, plan for little chillier nights in Durango, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Horseback Riding Tours

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