5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango — 1 day

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through The Snowbike Experience and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Durango travel itinerary planner.

Dallas to Durango is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Durango. When traveling from Dallas in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Durango, with highs around 45°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salida.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Salida — 1 night

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Sun), stroll around Riverside Park and then hit the slopes at Monarch Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Durango to Salida takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, shuttle, car, bus, and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Frisco.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Frisco — 2 nights

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arapahoe Basin, then ski along the peaceful trails at Frisco Nordic Center, and then fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get all the equipment you need at Blue River Sports, and then take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Frisco sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Salida to Frisco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salida in February: high temperatures in Frisco hover around 26°F and lows are around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

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Drive from Frisco to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Spas · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

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.