11 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Frisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kremmling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Charlotte

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Aspen trip planner .

Charlotte to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Aspen. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: highs in Aspen hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail

3
nights
Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Dillon Reservoir. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vail Recreation Path and McCullough Gulch. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Booth Falls Trail, trek along Lily Pad Lake, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Frisco travel planning site .

You can drive from Aspen to Frisco in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in August, plan for little chillier days in Frisco, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kremmling.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vail, Breckenridge, Lily Pad Lake, Dillon Reservoir
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lily Pad Lake ©
Lily Pad Lake
Room Escape Games

1
night
Kremmling

The Town of Kremmling is a Statutory Town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Thu), examine the collection at Pioneer Village Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kremmling trip planner.

Getting from Frisco to Kremmling by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Frisco in August, expect nights in Kremmling to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Kremmling

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Pioneer Village Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Pioneer Village Museum ©
Pioneer Village Museum

4
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Yampa River Core Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Steamboat Gondola and The Crooked Key. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Steamboat Lake State Park in Clark--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, and hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs attractions tool .

You can drive from Kremmling to Steamboat Springs in an hour. In August in Steamboat Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Steamboat Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Steamboat Lake State Park ©
Steamboat Lake State Park
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls