14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Make it your trip
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 6 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night
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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.
You've now added Wild West Balloon Adventures to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, then enjoy unforgettable views with Wild West Balloon Adventures, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): hike along Yampa River Core Trail, then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs day trip planner.

Houston to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get cooler in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 29°F and lows about 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Aspen

— 6 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hanging Lake, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and other attractions. Get in touch with nature at Aspen Mountain / Ajax and Hanging Lake Trail. Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Thermal Spas about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aspen holiday builder website.

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. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 10°F at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Glen Eyrie Castle and Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Take a break from the city and head to Manitou Springs Incline and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 46°F and lows of 18°F. You will leave for Denver on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Denver Botanic Gardens to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio, then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Flatirons. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Denver visit site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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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.