5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
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Vail
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 day

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 9th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort.

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

Phoenix to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in February; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 35°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Vail

— 1 night

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area and then fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vail online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in February: highs in Vail hover around 26°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Aspen

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Sunlight Mountain Resort & Thermal Spas). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: stroll through Aspen Snowmass and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vail in February: highs in Aspen hover around 39°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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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.