16 days in Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Vail
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Canon City
— 1 night

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Step out of Aspen to go to Rifle and see Rifle Gap State Park, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip maker app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Aspen is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Aspen. Traveling from Zurich in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Aspen, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
On the 2nd (Sun), trek along Booth Falls Trail. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain and then fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vail sightseeing site.

You can drive from Aspen to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for little chillier days in Vail, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yampa River Core Trail and Steamboat Gondola. Take a break from the city and head to Fish Creek Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park and look for gifts at Steamboat Art Company.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs vacation builder tool.

Drive from Vail to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Vail in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa. Get outdoors at Piedra River Trail and Treasure Falls. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery and stop by Two Old Crows.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Pagosa Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. June in Pagosa Springs sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Clear Creek Reservoir and then head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buena Vista trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Buena Vista takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Four Mile Recreation Area ©
Four Mile Recreation Area
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery ©
Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City road trip planning website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Canon City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, things will get a bit warmer in Canon City: highs are around 37°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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