38 days in Colorado Itinerary

38 days in Colorado Itinerary

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38 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
1
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Denver
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Buena Vista
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
6
Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Durango
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Oklahoma City

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Horseback Riding Tours and MacGregor Ranch Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Bear Lake) and Fort Collins (Horsetooth Mountain Open Space & Cache La Poudre River). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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Oklahoma City to Estes Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Estes Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in April, things will get little chillier in Estes Park: highs are around 64°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
MacGregor Ranch Museum ©
MacGregor Ranch Museum

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Zoo will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs), The Sasquatch Outpost (in Bailey) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Sasquatch Outpost, River Rafting & Tubing, Winter Park Resort
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

5
nights
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.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

4
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buena Vista: Mayflower Gulch (in Leadville) and Independence Pass (in Aspen). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Four Mile Recreation Area, see a world frozen in time at Winfield, and walk around McPhelemy Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip maker.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in April: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 55°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Mayflower Gulch, Independence Pass
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

4
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Copper Mountain and Frisco Adventure Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Breckenridge: Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail), Keystone (Arapahoe Basin & Keystone Ski Area) and Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Main Street, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, glide through natural beauty at Sally Barber Mine Trail, and stroll through Fairy Forest.

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You can drive from Buena Vista to Breckenridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buena Vista in May, plan for slightly colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Keystone, Copper Mountain, Beaver Creek Ski Area, Frisco Adventure Park, Sally Barber Mine Trail
Highlights from your plan
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area

4
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Bring the kids along to Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill Ski Area. Go for a jaunt from Steamboat Springs to Clark to see Elk River Guest Ranch about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and hit the slopes at Mount Werner.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip app.

Traveling by bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Breckenridge in May, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Elk River Guest Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and River Rafting & Tubing will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenwood Springs: Aspen (The John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen Highlands, &more). There's much more to do: test the waters at a local thermal spa, shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, and stroll through Hanging Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aspen
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
River Rafting & Tubing

6
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Nordenskiold #16 Trail, Cliff Palace, &more), Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez) and Two Old Crows (in Pagosa Springs). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, head outdoors with Duranglers Flies and Supplies, wander the wide-open spaces of Majestic Dude Ranch, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Durango tour planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Durango takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are much warmer, around 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Pagosa Springs, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, The Anasazi Heritage Center, Majestic Dude Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

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