60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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60 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Corpus Christi
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aspen
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Breckenridge
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Fort Collins
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Denver
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
10
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Durango
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Corpus Christi

5
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, make a trip to Olympic Training Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder tool .

Corpus Christi to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Corpus Christi to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canon City: Pueblo (Pueblo Zoo & Bear Lake). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers, take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canon City trip planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

3
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Salida (Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area & Browns Canyon National Monument). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at McPhelemy Park, take some stellar pictures from Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook, and view the masterpieces at The Bungled Jungle.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista holiday planning site .

You can drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Traveling from Canon City in May, things will get a bit cooler in Buena Vista: highs are around 62°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Salida
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area ©

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas, Glenwood Railroad Museum, & more). On the 2nd (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. On the 3rd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, look for gifts at Snowmass Sports, admire all the interesting features of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Aspen are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass Village
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

6
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Change things up with these side-trips from Steamboat Springs: Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (in Walden), Latigo Ranch (in Kremmling) and Elk River Guest Ranch (in Clark). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, play a few rounds at Haymaker Golf Course, hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park, and enjoy some diversion at Howelsen Ice Complex.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Steamboat Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, Elk River Guest Ranch, Latigo Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

5
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: South Park City Museum (in Fairplay), Vail Valley Escape Room (in Avon) and Vail (Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail Mountain Resort, & more). On the 11th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Loveland Pass, look for gifts at Breckenridge Hat Company, head outdoors with Breckenridge Freeride Park, and hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip builder app .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail, Copper Mountain, Loveland Pass, South Park City Museum, Vail Valley Escape Room
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Horseback Riding Tours
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort

9
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Get out of town with these interesting Rocky Mountain National Park side-trips: Never Summer Mountain Products (in Grand Lake) and Nederland (Carousel of Happiness & The Alpaca Store and More). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, explore the activities along Bierstadt Lake, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Never Summer Ranch.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder app .

Getting from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nederland, Never Summer Mountain Products
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

5
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Collins: Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley) and Loveland (The Dam Store, Devil's Backbone Open Space, & more). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River, and contemplate the long history of The 1879 Avery House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. June in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Loveland, Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Model Railroad Museum ©
Colorado Model Railroad Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
New Belgium Brewing ©
New Belgium Brewing

8
nights
Denver

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 Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & River Rafting & Tubing) and Boulder (Pearl Street Mall, Valmont Bike Park, & more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Union Station, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Denver, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Boulder, Idaho Springs, Belmar
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Park Point, then explore and take pictures at Ruins Road, then trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): hike along Farming Terraces, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Denver to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durango: Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton), Fox Fire Farms Winery (in Ignacio) and Ouray (Ouray Alchemist Museum & Yankee Boy Basin). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest, and explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary website .

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. July in Durango sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ouray, Pagosa Springs, Fox Fire Farms Winery, Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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