30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Junction
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
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Breckenridge
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs
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Colorado Springs — 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rocky Mountain Food Tours and Mueller State Park. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Divide to see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 55°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Pagosa Springs.
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Pagosa Springs — 3 nights

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piedra River Trail and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of the city life by going to Wolf Creek Ski Resort and Piedra Falls. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer, and hike along San Juan River Walk.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in November: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Denver.
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Denver — 5 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Estes Park Guided Tours. Visiting Guanella Pass and Chatfield State Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Avery Brewing Company (in Boulder), Roxborough State Park (in Littleton) and Estes Park (Dancing Pines Distillery & Brownfield's). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, and stroll through Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver planning site.

Fly from Pagosa Springs to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November in Denver, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 3 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Visiting Alluvial Fan and Alberta Falls will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sprague Lake and Old Fall River Road. There's lots more to do: trek along Emerald Lake Trail, get great views at Milner Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Grand Junction.
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Grand Junction — 3 nights

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Downtown Grand Junction and Varaison Vineyards and Winery. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the West.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Junction in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Grand Junction are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aspen Snowmass and Rocky Mountains. Get in touch with nature at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Rio Grande Trail. Explore Glenwood Springs' surroundings by going to Aspen (Aspen Mountain / Ajax & The John Denver Sanctuary). The adventure continues: stroll through Sunlight Mountain Resort, pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs road trip site.

Getting from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Junction in November: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 35°F and lows are around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin. Escape the urban bustle at Peak 9 and Blue River Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to Vail (Betty Ford Alpine Gardens & Vail Valley). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to The O2 Lounge, sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and admire all the interesting features of Cottonwood Pass.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge tour itinerary website.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 3 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get outdoors at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Yampa River Core Trail. Step out of Steamboat Springs to go to Clark and see Steamboat Lake State Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Steamboat Gondola, take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park, fly down the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and sample the tasty concoctions at Storm Peak Brewing Company.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip website.

Getting from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs by combination of taxi and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in November: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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