4 days in Steamboat Springs, Aspen & Denver Itinerary

4 days in Steamboat Springs, Aspen & Denver Itinerary

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4 days in Steamboat Springs, Aspen & Denver Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planning app .

Kansas City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Kansas City in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Aspen are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then catch a live performance at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in October: high temperatures in Denver hover around 67°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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