14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
4
Ouray
— 2 nights
5
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
7
Estes Park
— 3 nights

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, thenhike along Yampa River Core Trail, and then head outdoors with Rocky Mountain Ventures.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs vacation planner.

Seattle to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Rocky Mountain Ventures ©
Rocky Mountain Ventures
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Riverwalk Center, hunt for treasures at Dillon Farmers' Market, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road, and then stop by Ready Paint Fire!.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge online trip maker.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, you will find days in Breckenridge are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Dillon Farmers' Market, South Park City Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Dillon Farmers' Market ©
Dillon Farmers' Market

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nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
On the 1st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and then look for gifts at Gene Taylor Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Aspen travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Gene Taylor Sports
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin and then walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. On the next day, trek along Cascade Falls Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail, and then stop by Route 550 Gifts.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Ouray trip app.

You can drive from Aspen to Ouray in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in October, Ouray is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Route 550 Gifts
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stop by Made in Colorado Shoppe, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Piedra River Trail, thenstroll around Town Park, and finally stroll through San Juan River Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in October, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thendelve into the distant past at Balcony House, thendelve into the distant past at Long House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Get in touch with nature at Emerald Lake Trail and Alluvial Fan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Fall River Road and Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures. The adventure continues: get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Downtown Estes Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park road trip app.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road

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