12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Steamboat Ski Resort, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip maker website.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, Steamboat Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Glenwood Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Thermal Spas and Aspen Highlands will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Glenwood Springs side-trips: Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek), Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Avon (Vail Valley Escape Room & Beaver Creek Nordic Center). There's more to do: walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs road trip site.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are little chillier (35°F), and nights are about the same (21°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
Attractions like Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online route planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, you will find days in Colorado Springs are much warmer (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Family-friendly places like Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Winter Park Resort will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum (in Dillon), Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley) and Copper Mountain (in Copper Mountain). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Hill Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip site.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Denver sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.