5 days in Glenwood Springs & Vail Itinerary

5 days in Glenwood Springs & Vail Itinerary

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5 days in Glenwood Springs & Vail Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vail
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Sunlight Mountain Resort. Take a break from Glenwood Springs with a short trip to Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs in Redstone, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum, have fun and explore at Glenwood Railroad Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip website .

Dallas to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Glenwood Springs due to the time zone difference. In December, Glenwood Springs is much colder than Dallas - with highs of 26°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
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Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

2
nights
Vail

Vail ©
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 7th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, then hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Beaver Creek Nordic Center and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vail day trip app .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Vail in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Frisco Adventure Park, Beaver Creek Nordic Center
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Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports
Spas

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