14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Eugene
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gunnison
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Eugene

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Town Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then stroll through Yampa River Core Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip planner .

Eugene to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Eugene to Steamboat Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Eugene in April; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 55°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Old Town Hot Springs ©
Old Town Hot Springs

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Arapahoe Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Loveland Ski Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in April, expect nights in Breckenridge to be a bit cooler, around 21°F, while days are much colder, around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Frisco Adventure Park, Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin
Highlights from your plan
Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Rifle Falls and then explore the activities along Hanging Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planning tool .

Drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 40°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Gunnison.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

1
night
Gunnison

Gunnison ©
The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Gunnison National Forest and then go for a stroll along the water at Blue Mesa Fishing.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gunnison tour planner .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Gunnison takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Gunnison, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Gunnison

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gunnison National Forest ©
Gunnison National Forest
Blue Mesa Fishing ©
Blue Mesa Fishing

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: hike along Perimeter Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouray online route planner .

Traveling by car from Gunnison to Ouray takes 2 hours. When traveling from Gunnison in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Dennis Weaver Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

2
nights
Durango

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.
On the 25th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest, stop by Honeyville, and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Durango itinerary site .

Drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in April: highs in Durango hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Honeyville ©
Honeyville

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs Incline. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Conference Center, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum-World War II Aviation.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel website .

You can fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Manitou Springs Incline, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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