50 days in Colorado Itinerary

50 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Eagle County Regional Airport, Drive to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 6 nights
Drive
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Winter Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 6 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
Fly
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Aspen
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 5 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 6 nights
Fly

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Steamboat Springs — 5 nights

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Steamboat Springs is known for nature, trails, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

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Washington to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington in March: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 45°F and lows are around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Breckenridge — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek), Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Keystone (Keystone Ski Area & Arapahoe Basin). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Loveland Ski Area, make a trip to Main Street, get all the equipment you need at Blue River Sports, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around 33°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Winter Park.
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Winter Park — 3 nights

Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Winter Park: Georgetown (Hotel de Paris Museum & Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour) and Grand Lake Nordic Center (in Grand Lake). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fraser Tubing Hill and get in on the family fun at Colorado Adventure Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Winter Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Winter Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Breckenridge in March: high temperatures in Winter Park hover around 25°F and lows are around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trips

Estes Park — 5 nights

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cache La Poudre River (in Fort Collins) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road & Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at Kruger Rock, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and wander the streets of Downtown Estes Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Winter Park to Estes Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Winter Park in March, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.
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Denver — 6 nights

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: New Belgium Brewing Company (in Fort Collins), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Spas). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station, explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, and gain some tasty knowledge on Laws Whiskey House.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Getting from Estes Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in March, expect nights in Denver to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Colorado Springs — 7 nights

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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Victor Lowell Thomas Museum (in Victor), Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (in Cañon City) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, stop by Old Colorado City, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and stroll through Manitou Springs Incline.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online vacation maker.

Getting from Denver to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Aspen.
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Aspen — 6 nights

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & Doc Holliday's Grave). On the 16th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aspen Mountain / Ajax, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in April: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Junction.
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Grand Junction — 5 nights

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose) and Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway). There's much more to do: stroll through Colorado National Monument, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, hike along Canyon View Park, and stop by Enstrom's.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Junction itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Junction: highs are around 64°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Durango.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Durango — 6 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durango: Silverton (Million Dollar Highway & Kendall Mountain), Pagosa Springs (Spas, Treasure Falls, &more) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and get a dose of the wild on Durango Dog Ranch.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Junction to Durango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Junction in April since evenings lows in Durango dip to 28°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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