6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Steamboat Springs — 1 night

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll through Steamboat Gondola, and then grab your bike and head to Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online trip maker.

Chicago to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Steamboat Springs, with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then stroll through Sunlight Mountain Resort, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs vacation website.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in March: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 35°F, while lows dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.
Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Nature

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Arapahoe Basin and Blue River Sports. Get in touch with nature at Frisco Adventure Park and Peak 9. The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Breckenridge Nordic Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge route planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Spas
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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.