13 days in Steamboat Springs & Denver Itinerary

13 days in Steamboat Springs & Denver Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 10 nights

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Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 22nd (Fri), fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, head outdoors with Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard, and then head outdoors with Black Tie Ski Rentals of Steamboat Springs. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then get lost in a book at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally look for gifts at F.M. Light & Sons.

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

Denver to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, Steamboat Springs is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 29°F and lows of 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Denver

— 10 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Keystone Ski Area and Photography Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park), Estes Park (Images of Rocky Mountain National Park & Peak to Peak Scenic Byway) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, catch a live event at Empower Field at Mile High, and shop like a local with 16th Street Mall.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in December; daily highs in Denver reach 43°F and lows reach 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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