5 days in Monarch, Salida & Breckenridge Itinerary

5 days in Monarch, Salida & Breckenridge Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Monarch
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Monarch
— 1 day
Drive
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Salida
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Monarch — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Monarch Dog Sled Rides and then explore and take pictures at Monarch Pass.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Monarch trip planner.

Washington to Monarch is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington to Monarch, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in October, expect Monarch to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Salida.
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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): view the masterpieces at The Bungled Jungle.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salida travel route planner.

Salida is just a stone's throw from Monarch. In October, daytime highs in Salida are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 3 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House and then cruise along Independence Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge road trip planning tool.

Getting from Salida to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, Breckenridge is little chillier than Salida - with highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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