30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

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30 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vail
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Denver
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Greeley
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get in touch with nature at Steamboat Ski Resort and Fish Creek Falls. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Northwest Colorado and Tread of Pioneers Museum. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Wyman Living History Museum in Craig--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, hike along Yampa River Core Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name Catholic Church, and hit the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs online route builder .

Atlanta to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Atlanta in January, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 27°F and lows at 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Craig
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado

3
nights
Vail

Vail ©
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.
Get outdoors at Vail Mountain Resort and Breckenridge Ski Resort. Vail Interfaith Chapel and Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Breckenridge (Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House & Ready Paint Fire!). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Vail day trip site .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vail when traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, with lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Beaver Creek Ski Area
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Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Ready Paint Fire! ©
Ready Paint Fire!

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sunlight Mountain Resort and Rifle Gap State Park. For shopping fun, head to Cooper Corner Gallery or Sioux Villa Curio. There's still lots to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, and hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Getting from Vail to Glenwood Springs by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. January in Glenwood Springs sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Colorado, Rifle Gap State Park
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gene Taylor Sports. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Snowmass Village trip builder website .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Snowmass Village in an hour. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, expect nights in Snowmass Village to be slightly colder, around 8°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Buttermilk Mountain
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

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Durango

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and Scenic Aperture Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Park Point). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Columba Catholic Church, and learn about winemaking at Four Leaves Winery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip planner.

Drive from Snowmass Village to Durango in 5.5 hours. In January in Durango, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 10°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
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Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Old Colorado City Historic District. Do your shopping at American Classics Marketplace and Ruxton's Trading Post. There's much more to do: hike along Pikes Peak, get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, stroll through Garden of the Gods, and take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

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You can fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Durango in January: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 46°F and lows are around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Denver Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. Shop till you drop at 16th Street Mall and American Museum of Western Art. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Boulder (Dairy Arts Center, Liberty Puzzles, & more), Brass Armadillo Antique Mall (in Wheat Ridge) and Littleton Museum (in Littleton). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denver planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Denver are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder, Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Littleton Museum
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery. Shop till you drop at Omnibus and Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Thunder Lake day hike or backpack, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and shop like a local with The Studio Fine Art and Framing.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Estes Park sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Greeley.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park Resort
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

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Greeley

Greeley ©
The City of Greeley is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Weld County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, then stop by The Cupboard, and finally get into the urban bustle at Union Colony Civic Center. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Lost Prairie Winery, hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and then examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum.

Make your Greeley itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Greeley takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Estes Park in February, with highs in Greeley at 45°F and lows at 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Greeley

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Fort Collins, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Cheyenne Depot Museum
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Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

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