51 days in Colorado Itinerary

51 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Winter Park
— 2 nights
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Breckenridge
— 6 nights
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
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Aspen
— 6 nights
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Telluride
— 5 nights
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Durango
— 5 nights
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Pagosa Springs
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Colorado Springs

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.
Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum in Pueblo, about 56 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and don't miss a visit to Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online day trip planner.

Tampa to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tampa in February, with highs in Colorado Springs at 46°F and lows at 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

6
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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Annual Flower Trial Garden (in Fort Collins), Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley) and Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Avery Brewing Company). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Denver trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Estes Park

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 Devil's Backbone Trail (in Loveland) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road, Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill, &more). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, look for gifts at Estes Park Mountain Shop, and hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip maker app.

Getting from Denver to Estes Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in February: highs in Estes Park hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Winter Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Winter Park

Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Winter Park Resort, fly down the slopes at Coca-Cola Tubing Hill, and then make a trip to Fraser Tubing Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): hit the slopes at Granby Ranch, then hit the slopes at Grand Lake Nordic Center, and then get in on the family fun at Colorado Adventure Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Winter Park trip planning app.

You can drive from Estes Park to Winter Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Estes Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Winter Park, ranging from highs of 18°F to lows of 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Winter Park

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Cooper (in Leadville), Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek) and Vail (Vail Interfaith Chapel & Vail Mountain Resort). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Main Street, glide through natural beauty at Breckenridge Nordic Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 10, and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Winter Park to Breckenridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Winter Park in February, things will get a bit warmer in Breckenridge: highs are around 26°F and lows about 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Change things up with a short trip to Latigo Ranch in Kremmling (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Powdercats.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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 (Sunlight Mountain Resort & Thermal Spas). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 7th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buttermilk Mountain, grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, and take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen day trip website.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Explore Telluride's surroundings by going to Ouray (Ouray Alchemist Museum & Ouray Ice Park) and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Bootdoctors Telluride, contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and don't miss a visit to New Sheridan Hotel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Telluride tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Aspen to Telluride by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle; or take a bus. March in Telluride sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Durango

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Silverton (Silverton Powdercats, Idarado Mine, &more), Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Durango takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Telluride in March, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 23°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Three Barrel Brewing Co (in Del Norte) and Creede Historic Museum (in Creede). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, surround yourself with nature on Crazy Horse Outfitters and Guides - Day Tours, witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, and examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Durango to Pagosa Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in March, plan for little chillier days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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.