30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Telluride
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yampa River Botanic Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Steamboat Springs side-trips: Steamboat Lake State Park (in Clark) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Kremmling). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker.

Knoxville to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Knoxville in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Park City Museum and Booth Falls Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Vail (Off-Road Tours & Vail Valley). Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and trek along McCullough Gulch.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge road trip tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

3
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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rio Grande Trail and The John Denver Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake, Thermal Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, see Off-Road Tours, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen road trip site.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Idarado Mine, see Off-Road Tours, then steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, and finally stroll through Yankee Boy Basin. Keep things going the next day: trek along Cascade Falls Park, see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ouray trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Aspen to Ouray in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aspen in June: highs in Ouray hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), head outdoors with Bootdoctors Telluride, see Off-Road Tours, then hike along Jud Wiebe Trail, and finally get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to New Sheridan Hotel, head outdoors with Telluride Outside, take a stroll through Town Park, then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cornet Creek Falls.

Plan a Telluride trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ouray to Telluride in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Telluride can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Explore hidden gems such as Million Dollar Highway and Animas River Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Mesa Verde National Park (Spruce Tree House, Nordenskiold #16 Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Durango online route planner.

You can drive from Telluride to Durango in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Telluride in June, expect nights in Durango to be a bit cooler, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

3
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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piedra River Trail and San Juan River Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Pagosa Springs: Creede (North Clear Creek Falls & Creede Underground Mining Museum). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Piedra Falls, see Off-Road Tours, and delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip builder.

Traveling by car from Durango to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for slightly colder days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, walk around Buena Vista River Park, then view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Temple Israel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista travel planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, then get great views at Farview Curve Overlook, then explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and finally take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, then explore the activities along Sprague Lake, then admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Rocky Mountain National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lookout Mountain and Easy Street Casino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Argo Mill and Tunnel) and Off-Road Tours (in Estes Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver road trip site.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and Climbing Tours. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable tour with Tours, step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip builder.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.