6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen — 2 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Aspen Snowmass and Aspen Highlands. On the 14th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain.

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San Francisco to Aspen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Aspen. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Aspen at 39°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vail.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trip

Vail — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Beaver Creek Nordic Center, then hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, then ski along the peaceful trails at Vail Resorts Nordic and Backcountry School, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vail trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Aspen to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vail: temperatures range from 26°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Winter Park.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Winter Park — 1 night

Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Winter Park Resort and then fly down the slopes at Granby Ranch.

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Drive from Vail to Winter Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vail in February, with highs in Winter Park at 18°F and lows at 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trip

Steamboat Springs — 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 19th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Powdercats, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, and finally stroll through Mount Werner.

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Getting from Winter Park to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Winter Park in February; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 35°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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.