5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel planner

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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Winter Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Visiting Vail Mountain Resort and Rocky Mountains will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Thermal Spas and Beaver Creek Ski Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Vail Valley Escape Room (in Avon) and Rifle Gap State Park (in Rifle).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Dallas to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Glenwood Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Glenwood Springs to be much colder, temps between 26°F and 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Winter Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Winter Park

— 1 night
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Winter Park Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Vasquez Peak Wilderness, and then get in on the family fun at Colorado Adventure Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Winter Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Winter Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in December, things will get little chillier in Winter Park: highs are around 17°F and lows about 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 31st (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then walk around Cottonwood Creek Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Winter Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Winter Park, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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.