15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly + taxi:  18​h 30​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ridgway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mosca
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Estes Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 3rd (Thu), trek along Yampa River Core Trail, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): have fun at Howelsen Ice Complex, fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park, and then partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker app .

Jerusalem, Israel to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Jerusalem to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in October, expect Steamboat Springs to be colder, temps between 17°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Maroon Bells and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rocky Mountains and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Step out of Aspen to go to Glenwood Springs and see Cooper Corner Gallery, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aspen road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ridgway.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

2
nights
Ridgway

Ridgway ©
The Town of Ridgway, coined Gateway to the San Juans, is a Home Rule Municipality in Ouray County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hike along Perimeter Trail, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and then stroll through Yankee Boy Basin. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Ridgway State Park, walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then trek along Cascade Falls Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ridgway trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Aspen to Ridgway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ridgway, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ridgway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ouray, Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

2
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. On the 10th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa and then fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then hike along Piedra River Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ridgway to Pagosa Springs takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ridgway in October: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mosca.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

2
nights
Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV and then explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Gators Reptile Park, admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at San Luis State Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mosca day trip site .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mosca in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Mosca when traveling from Pagosa Springs in October, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Dunes National Park ©
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls

2
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.
On the 14th (Mon), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mosca to Estes Park with the Route module. Traveling from Mosca in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Estes Park, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to 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
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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