6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner

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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palisade
— 1 night
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rifle Falls and Zipline. Step off the beaten path and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Grizzly Creek Trail. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Hanging Lake.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary site.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Glenwood Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Glenwood Springs to be colder, temps between 46°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Palisade.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Palisade

— 1 night
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, then do a tasting at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palisade trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Palisade in 1.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in May: highs in Palisade hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 14th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs online visit planner.

Drive from Palisade to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Palisade in May, expect Steamboat Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Parks

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.