4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
— 1 night
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night


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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Rifle Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs driving holiday planner.

Dallas to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Glenwood Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Glenwood Springs to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Breckenridge — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through McCullough Gulch, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.
Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Steamboat Springs — 1 night

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs visit planner.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Colorado travel guide

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.