15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Telluride
— 3 nights

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yampa River Botanic Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get outdoors at Steamboat Gondola and Boat Tours & Water Sports. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, and hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs travel route planner.

San Diego to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Steamboat Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Steamboat Springs, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area

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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 25th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then stroll through Cub Lake Trail, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and then explore the activities along Sprague Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 91°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sky Pond ©
Sky Pond
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Helen Hunt Falls and Glen Eyrie Castle. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and North Cheyenne Canon Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Divide (Mueller State Park & Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker app.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mueller State Park ©
Mueller State Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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Aspen

Aspen ©

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.
On the 30th (Thu), hike along Grottos Trail, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, things will get slightly colder in Aspen: highs are around 81°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

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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 1st (Sat): explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables, trek along Piedra River Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, stop by Made in Colorado Shoppe, then delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Drive from Aspen to Pagosa Springs in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

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Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Bear Creek Falls and Cascade Falls Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Last Dollar Road. Take a break from Telluride with a short trip to Ouray Alchemist Museum in Ouray, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Telluride Outside, trek along Jud Wiebe Trail, take a stroll through Town Park, and steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Telluride trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Telluride in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Telluride: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside

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