14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Frisco
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Salida
— 2 nights
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Canon City
— 2 nights

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Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum and then see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, get all the equipment you need at KODI Rafting in Colorado, then sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and then take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Frisco trip planner.

Denver to Frisco is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect nights in Frisco to be slightly colder, around 49°F, while days are colder, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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KODI Rafting in Colorado ©
KODI Rafting in Colorado
Off-Road Tours
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally trek along Yampa River Core Trail. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and then take a pleasant ride with Del's Triangle 3 Ranch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Steamboat Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Frisco to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Frisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, then take in the local highlights with Dean's Aspen Tours, and finally let the river carry you with Elk Mountain Expeditions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planning website.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and Purgatory Resort. Go for a jaunt from Durango to Silverton to see Million Dollar Highway about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Durango route maker app.

Drive from Aspen to Durango in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument, then trek along Piedra River Trail, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Durango to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in July, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are little chillier (81°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salida.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail

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Salida

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take a memorable tour with Captain Zipline, then walk around Riverside Park, and then get interesting insight from Granite Mountain Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): stroll around Buena Vista River Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salida journey planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Salida in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Salida

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Captain Zipline ©
Captain Zipline
Granite Mountain Outfitters ©
Granite Mountain Outfitters

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take an unforgettable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours, and finally whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, see Play Dirty ATV Tours, and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canon City trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Salida to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salida in July, with highs in Canon City at 90°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
Play Dirty ATV Tours ©
Play Dirty ATV Tours

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