27 days in Steamboat Springs & Albuquerque Itinerary

27 days in Steamboat Springs & Albuquerque Itinerary

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27 days in Steamboat Springs & Albuquerque Itinerary

Start: Canton
Drive:  25​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 18 nights
Drive:  10​h
2
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Drive:  26​h
End: Canton

18
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Popular historic sites such as Tread of Pioneers Museum and Holzwarth Historic Site are in your itinerary. Visiting Yampa River Botanic Park and Steamboat Powdercats will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Steamboat Springs: Snowy Range Scenic Byway (in Centennial), Grand Lake (The Beach at Grand Lake, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Steamboat Lake State Park (in Clark). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Outlaw Mountain Coaster.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs itinerary tool .

Canton to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Canton to Steamboat Springs is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canton in December: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 29°F and lows are around 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, State Forest State Park, Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, Yampa River State Park
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Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

5
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Santuario de Chimayo and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Canyon Road and San Miguel Chapel will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos), Santa Fe (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Loretto Chapel, & more) and Jemez Springs Bath House (in Jemez Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and try to win big at Isleta Casino.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Steamboat Springs to Albuquerque takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, expect nights in Albuquerque to be a bit warmer, around 26°F, while days are warmer, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Jemez Springs, Pecos National Historical Park, El Santuario de Chimayo, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge
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Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve

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