6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
subway + bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Washington DC

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs day trip site .

Washington DC to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 45°F and lows are around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Outdoors Parks
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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night
Colorado Springs

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.
On the 11th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in March, you will find days in Colorado Springs are much warmer (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (28°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Attractions like Denver Zoo and Carousel of Happiness make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Boulder (Pearl Street Mall & Flatirons). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Boulder, Carousel of Happiness
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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