5 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Colorado visit planner

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Winter Park
— 1 day
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Vail
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Gateway
— 1 night
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Winter Park

— 1 day
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): hit the slopes at Winter Park Resort, identify plant and animal life at Vasquez Peak Wilderness, and then get a dose of the wild on Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Winter Park trip planner.

Denver to Winter Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Denver in April: highs in Winter Park hover around 27°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Winter Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Vail

— 2 nights

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Vail Interfaith Chapel, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beaver Creek Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, then stroll around High Line Railroad Park, and then contemplate the long history of Camp Hale Memorial Campground.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vail journey site.

Traveling by car from Winter Park to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Winter Park in April, expect Vail to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°F and 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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 29th (Thu): hike along Hanging Lake Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vail to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Glenwood Springs sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 25°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gateway.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Gateway

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gateway trip builder app.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Gateway in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in April, you will find days in Gateway are warmer (62°F), and nights are a bit warmer (35°F). On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gateway

Museums
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