3 days in Denver & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

3 days in Denver & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

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Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Denver

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Denver. May in Denver sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thunderhead Hiking Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs Adventures, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs travel route planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get slightly colder in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 61°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Hot Springs Adventures ©
Hot Springs Adventures

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