6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Creede
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 day
Shuttle
4
Durango
— 1 night
Fly
5
Frisco
— 1 night
Drive
6
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive to Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field, Fly to New Orleans

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Cowboys & Indians Jewelry.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs online trip itinerary builder.

New Orleans to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Steamboat Springs. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect cooler with lows of 46°F in Steamboat Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Creede.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Creede

— 1 night
The historic City of Creede is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Mineral County, Colorado, United States. To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Creede trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Creede by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, you will find days in Creede are colder (54°F), and nights are slightly colder (40°F). On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Creede

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Pagosa Springs

— 1 day
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along Piedra River Trail, then ride a horse along Diamond Hitch Stables, then hike along San Juan River Walk, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Creede to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Creede in August, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be a bit warmer, around 49°F, while days are much hotter, around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 29th (Sat), trot along with a tour on horseback, get a taste of life in the country at James Ranch, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Durango trip builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Pagosa Springs to Durango in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Durango, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Frisco.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Frisco

— 1 night
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally get outside with Windrider of the Rockies.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Frisco online attractions planner.

You can fly from Durango to Frisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Frisco: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Crested Butte

— 1 night
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 31st (Mon), see a world frozen in time at Gothic and then explore and take pictures at Schofield Pass.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Crested Butte tour planner.

Traveling by car from Frisco to Crested Butte takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Frisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crested Butte: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.