15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

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 12th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then stop by F.M. Light & Sons.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs online travel planner.

Little Rock to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Little Rock to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Little Rock in January, expect Steamboat Springs to be cooler, temps between 27°F and 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Mon), hike along Hanging Lake Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Glenwood Springs, with lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Snowmass Village

— 2 nights
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. On the 15th (Tue), stop by Snowmass Sports and then fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Aspen Highlands.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Snowmass Village visit planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Snowmass Village takes an hour. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Snowmass Village, with highs around 34°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

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 17th (Thu): stroll through Breckenridge Ski Resort. On your second day here, get your game on at Vail Valley Escape Room and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. When traveling from Snowmass Village in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around 25°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 3 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Go for a jaunt from Rocky Mountain National Park to Nederland to see Carousel of Happiness about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, stroll through Hallett Peak, get great views at Milner Pass, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. When traveling from Breckenridge in January, plan for much hotter days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Denver

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Boulder (Pearl Street Mall, Dairy Arts Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, catch a live event at Coors Field, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker site.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. January in Denver sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs journey app.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.