17 days in Boulder, Leadville & Basalt Itinerary

17 days in Boulder, Leadville & Basalt Itinerary

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Boulder
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Leadville
— 6 nights
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Basalt
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Boulder

Boulder ©

Berkeley of the Rockies

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Explore Boulder's surroundings by going to Coors Brewery (in Golden), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Colorado Adventure Center (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Pearl Street Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flatirons, catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, and savor a delicious cup with Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory.

To find out how to plan a trip to Boulder, use our trip itinerary maker.

Nashville to Boulder is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Boulder is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Boulder. You'll set off for Leadville on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Boulder

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Hidee Gold Mine ©
Hidee Gold Mine
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Colorado Adventure Center ©
Colorado Adventure Center

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Leadville

Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Leadville side-trips: Buena Vista (Sundance and Friends, Off-Road Tours, &more) and Salida (Salida Walking Tours & Granite Mountain Outfitters). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Hagerman Tunnel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mineral Belt Trail, explore the activities along Twin Lakes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Israel.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Leadville holiday website.

Traveling by car from Boulder to Leadville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Boulder in September, expect Leadville to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Basalt.

Things to do in Leadville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Granite Mountain Outfitters ©
Granite Mountain Outfitters

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Basalt

Basalt ©
The Town of Basalt is a Statutory Town in Eagle and Pitkin counties in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Carbondale (True Nature Healing Arts, West Elk Loop Scenic Byway, &more), Redstone Castle Tours (in Redstone) and Sylvan Lake State Park (in Eagle). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with Shaboomee, sample the fine beverages at Woody Creek Distillery, identify plant and animal life at White River National Forest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ruedi Resevoir.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Basalt trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Leadville to Basalt in 2 hours. Traveling from Leadville in September, expect Basalt to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basalt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Ruedi Resevoir ©
Ruedi Resevoir
Shaboomee ©
Shaboomee
True Nature Healing Arts ©
True Nature Healing Arts

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