6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): find something for the whole family at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online day trip planner .

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Main Street, then take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, and then get all the information you need at Breckenridge Welcome Center. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Beaver Creek Chapel and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaver Creek Ski Area.

To see more things to do, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge road trip planning tool .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Breckenridge can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Beaver Creek
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Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area
Beaver Creek Chapel ©
Beaver Creek Chapel
Breckenridge Welcome Center ©
Breckenridge Welcome Center

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 24th (Thu), look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs travel route tool .

You can take a bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Breckenridge in September, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

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