11 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Grand Lake
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Louisville

2
nights
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 9th (Sun), stroll through Grizzly Creek Trail. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip tool .

Louisville to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Glenwood Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Louisville in June: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
River Rafting & Tubing

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Booth Falls Trail and Dillon Reservoir. Family-friendly places like Keystone Lake and Frisco Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Vail Recreation Path (in Vail) and Arapahoe Basin (in Keystone). There's still lots to do: trek along McCullough Gulch, sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Breckenridge Distillery.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge holiday maker website .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail, Keystone, Dillon Reservoir, Frisco Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Room Escape Games

1
night
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 16th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then trot along with Winding River Resort Stables, and then kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Lake day trip app .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Grand Lake in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Breckenridge in June; daily highs in Grand Lake reach 51°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Beach at Grand Lake ©
The Beach at Grand Lake
Spas & Wellness
Winding River Resort Stables ©
Winding River Resort Stables

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yampa River Core Trail and Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. Get in touch with nature at Steamboat Gondola and Fish Creek Falls. There's lots more to do: have fun at Howelsen Ice Complex, browse the exhibits of Tread of Pioneers Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church, and partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Steamboat Springs trip simple and quick.

Drive from Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in June, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are warmer (78°F), and nights are a bit warmer (42°F). On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Howelsen Ice Complex ©
Howelsen Ice Complex
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key