13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Frisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rifle
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Crested Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Dillon Reservoir and then fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Ski Cooper.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Frisco day trip website .

Kansas City to Frisco is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kansas City in March, expect nights in Frisco to be little chillier, around 19°F, while days are colder, around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Dillon Reservoir, Ski Cooper
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Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Ski Cooper ©
Ski Cooper
Breckenridge Nordic Center ©
Breckenridge Nordic Center

3
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip tool .

You can take a bus from Frisco to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in March, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Rifle.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aspen, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

1
night
Rifle

Rifle ©
The City of Rifle is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Rifle Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rifle Gap State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rifle driving holiday website .

Rifle is very close to Glenwood Springs. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, expect nights in Rifle to be a bit warmer, around 28°F, while days are much hotter, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Rifle

Beaches Nature Outdoors
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Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park

2
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see a world frozen in time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and then trek along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church, stroll through Crested Butte Nordic Center, and then sample the fine beverages at Montanya Distillers.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte trip planner .

Drive from Rifle to Crested Butte in 4 hours. Traveling from Rifle in March, things will get slightly colder in Crested Butte: highs are around 44°F and lows about 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Montanya Distillers ©
Montanya Distillers
Union Congregational Church ©
Union Congregational Church

3
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at San Juan River Walk and Fourmile Falls Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Diamond Hitch Stables and Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery. On the 27th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa and stop by Lantern Dancer.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Crested Butte to Pagosa Springs takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Crested Butte in March; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 51°F and lows reach 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

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