60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner
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Aspen
— 5 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 7 nights
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 7 nights
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Denver
— 8 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 8 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 6 nights
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Crested Butte
— 5 nights
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Ouray
— 6 nights
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Telluride
— 7 nights
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Aspen — 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunlight Mountain Resort and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Change things up with these side-trips from Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Horseback Riding Tours & Thermal Spas). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 15th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass, explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary builder.

San Francisco to Aspen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Aspen is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in Aspen reach 39°F and lows reach 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 7 nights

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Tread of Pioneers Museum. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, hike along Yampa River Core Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Powdercats.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in February, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Breckenridge Nordic Center and Peak 10. Get out of town with these interesting Breckenridge side-trips: Arapahoe Basin (in Keystone), Leadville (National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum & Ski Cooper) and Georgetown (Hotel de Paris Museum & Loveland Ski Area). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9, fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, stroll around Frisco Adventure Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in February, you will find days in Breckenridge are little chillier (26°F), and nights are about the same (15°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.
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Denver — 8 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar and Coca-Cola Tubing Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Fraser Tubing Hill (in Fraser), Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Estes Park (Spas & Photography Tours). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver travel planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Breckenridge in March, you will find days in Denver are much warmer (55°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 8 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Manitou Springs Incline and Mueller State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista), Victor Lowell Thomas Museum (in Victor) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of Friends, take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Pagosa Springs.
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Pagosa Springs — 6 nights

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wolf Creek Ski Resort and Piedra River Trail. Explore Pagosa Springs' surroundings by going to Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV (in Hooper) and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge (in Monte Vista). There's much more to do: stroll through San Juan River Walk, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Colorado Springs in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Crested Butte.
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Crested Butte — 5 nights

Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Crested Butte Mountain Resort and Monarch Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crested Butte: Gunnison (Blue Mesa Fishing & Ice Fish Colorado), Monarch (Monarch Pass & Monarch Dog Sled Rides) and Silver Plume General Store (in Pitkin). There's much more to do: cruise along Kebler Pass, hit the slopes at Crested Butte Nordic Center, and sample the fine beverages at Montanya Distillers.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Crested Butte holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Crested Butte takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in March, expect Crested Butte to be little chillier, temps between 44°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ouray.
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Ouray — 6 nights

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ouray Alchemist Museum and Kendall Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ouray: Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose), Silverton (Off-Road Tours, Silverton Powdercats, &more) and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Ouray Ice Park, stroll through Perimeter Trail, hike along Cascade Falls Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray itinerary planner.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Ouray in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ouray when traveling from Crested Butte in March, with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Telluride.
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Telluride — 7 nights

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bootdoctors Telluride and Main Street. Step out of Telluride to go to Dolores and see The Anasazi Heritage Center, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Telluride Ski Resort, head outdoors with Dave's Mountain Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and steep yourself in history at New Sheridan Hotel.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Telluride trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ouray to Telluride in 1.5 hours. In April in Telluride, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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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.
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