60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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60 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fort Collins
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Estes Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Breckenridge
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Aspen
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grand Junction
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Durango
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

6
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Reliving The Past Studio (in Central City), River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs) and Littleton Museum (in Littleton). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Denver Botanic Gardens, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire all the interesting features of Coors Field.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Denver. When traveling from Toronto in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Boulder, Reliving The Past Studio, River Rafting & Tubing, Littleton Museum, Crown Hill Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

6
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Collins: Greeley (Linn Grove Cemetery & Colorado Model Railroad Museum) and Loveland (Devil's Backbone Open Space, Chapungu Sculpture Park, & more). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rolland Moore Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins trip planner .

You can drive from Denver to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Loveland, Greeley
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden

6
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain National Park (Andrews Glacier Trail, Bear Lake, & more) and Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, and hike along Mt Ida Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Estes Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Fort Collins to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. April in Estes Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

6
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Buena Vista), Vail (Vail Mountain Resort & Horseback Riding Tours) and Loveland Pass (in Keystone). On the 20th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. On the 23rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Winter Park Resort. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, gear up at Blue River Sports, examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, and make a trip to Main Street.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip planner .

Drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. While traveling from Estes Park, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beaver Creek, Vail Mountain Resort, River Rafting & Tubing, Winter Park Resort, Loveland Pass
Highlights from your plan
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
River Rafting & Tubing

6
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Venture out of the city with trips to Craig (Museum of Northwest Colorado & Wyman Living History Museum) and Elk River Guest Ranch (in Clark). The adventure continues: partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and head outdoors with Rocky Mountain Ventures.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in April: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 13°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Craig, Elk River Guest Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

6
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Thermal Spas about 1h 25 min away. On the 4th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. On the 7th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and get lost in a book at Pitkin County Library.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Aspen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aspen Snowmass, Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

6
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Junction: Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway (in Whitewater), Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway) and Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose). On the 10th (Fri), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at North Rim. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, stroll through Black Ridge Wilderness Study Area, play a few rounds at Devil's Thumb Golf Club, and learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Aspen to Grand Junction by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in May, with highs in Grand Junction at 26°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Fruita, Meadery of the Rockies, Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa

5
nights
Durango

Durango ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton), Ouray (Yankee Girl Mine & Ouray Alchemist Museum) and Pagosa Springs (Spas & Wellness & Piedra River Trail). The adventure continues: enjoy the views from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, examine the collection at Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Castle Rock, and do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Grand Junction to Durango in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in May, expect Durango to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ouray, Million Dollar Highway, Piedra River Trail, Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum

4
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Mesa Verde National Park is known for historic sites, trails, museums, scenic drive, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Balcony House, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, and trek along Prater Ridge Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

7
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City) and Pine Creek (in Gunnison). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon, and explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy.

You can plan Colorado Springs trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing, Pine Creek
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing

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