15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
3
Durango
— 1 night
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
5
Denver
— 3 nights
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
7
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

1
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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 3rd (Sun): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, thenlook for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and finally look for gifts at F.M. Light & Sons.

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

Little Rock to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Little Rock in February: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Trails
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

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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.
Visiting Aspen Highlands and Aspen Snowmass will get you outdoors. On the 7th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's still lots to do: stop by Snowmass Sports.

You can plan Aspen trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowmass Village
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports

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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 8th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. While traveling from Aspen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hike along Farming Terraces, thendelve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

Make your Mesa Verde National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Denver Art Museum and Molly Brown House Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Denver Union Station and 16th Street Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder) and Southlands (in Aurora). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Logan National Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and meet the residents at Denver Zoo.

Find out how to plan Denver trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Denver in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Pearl Street Mall, Southlands
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Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Wild Basin Area, thenview the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally look for gifts at Earthwood Artisans. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak, thencruise along Trail Ridge Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Denver in February, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Estes Park
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Hallett Peak ©
Hallett Peak

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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.
Head to Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Commonwheel Artists Co-opfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Old Colorado City. There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip tool.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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