3 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

3 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Colorado tour planner
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Steamboat Springs
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Glenwood Springs
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Vail
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs — 1 day

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 24th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs tour planner.

Denver to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in September: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 72°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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 25th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vail.
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Vail — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then hike along Beaver Lake Trail, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beaver Creek Chapel.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vail tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Vail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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