5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Steamboat Ski Resort and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key.

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

Minneapolis to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in February: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 35°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Trails Winter Sports Parks
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 29°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Trails Parks
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Coors Field, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Denver Zoo, contemplate the long history of Union Station, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Denver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

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

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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