24 days in Colorado Itinerary

24 days in Colorado Itinerary

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24 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
1
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + taxi:  4​h
6
Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Grand Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Divide
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Miami

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Two Old Crows, ride a horse along Diamond Hitch Stables, and then relax and rejuvenate at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs road trip planning website .

Miami to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of tram, flight, and shuttle. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Pagosa Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in March, expect Pagosa Springs to be much colder, temps between 51°F and 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

1
night
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
You've now added Morrow Point Boat Ride to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Morrow Point Boat Ride and then explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pagosa Springs in March; daily highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park reach 58°F and lows reach 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Aspen Snowmass and then trek along Grottos Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Creek Road, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Aspen trip planner .

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in March, things will get little chillier in Aspen: highs are around 48°F and lows about 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aspen Snowmass, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
Ashcroft Ghost Town ©
Ashcroft Ghost Town

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): do a tasting at Varaison Vineyards and Winery and then stroll through Canyon View Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Junction vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Grand Junction takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aspen in March, expect Grand Junction to be a bit warmer, temps between 60°F and 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Varaison Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Canyon View Park ©
Canyon View Park

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of World War II Aviation. On the 28th (Thu), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City Historic District, then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of ANA Money Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Grand Junction to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

4
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Steamboat Zipline Adventures as well as Saddleback Ranch. Get outdoors at Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Yampa River Core Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Steamboat Gondola and Routt National Forest. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Colorado Springs to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in March, things will get little chillier in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 45°F and lows about 21°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Lake.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Steamboat Zipline Adventures ©
Steamboat Zipline Adventures
Saddleback Ranch ©
Saddleback Ranch

2
nights
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. You've now added The Beach at Grand Lake to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Winter Park Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Lake online trip maker .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Grand Lake by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Grand Lake, ranging from highs of 27°F to lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Divide.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park Resort
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

3
nights
Divide

Divide ©
Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. You've now added Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Divide day trip planning website .

You can drive from Grand Lake to Divide in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Lake in April, expect nights in Divide to be somewhat warmer, around 30°F, while days are much hotter, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Divide

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©

3
nights
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.
On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then ski along the peaceful trails at Cherry Creek State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Divide to Denver in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherry Creek State Park, Roxborough State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, then admire the verdant scenery at Roaring Fork Valley, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marble Distilling Co., and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Grizzly Creek Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Rifle Gap State Park, and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip planning website .

Take a bus from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Denver in April, plan for cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 38°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rifle Gap State Park, Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn, Glenwood Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park
Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs ©
Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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