6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner
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— 1 night
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
— 3 nights


Aspen — 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail and then grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Grottos Trail, then stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen itinerary planning site.

Saint Louis to Aspen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in July; daily highs in Aspen reach 81°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Steamboat Springs — 1 night

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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

Getting from Aspen to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Attractions like Boreas Pass Road and Frisco Bay Marina make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Blue River Sports. Go for a jaunt from Breckenridge to Silverthorne to see Lily Pad Lake about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get outside with Windrider of the Rockies, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge by combination of shuttle and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Museums
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Colorado travel guide

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.