60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
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Colorado Springs
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Steamboat Springs
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Glenwood Springs
— 8 nights
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Buena Vista
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Breckenridge
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Durango
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Estes Park
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Denver — 7 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Evergreen Lake (in Evergreen), Boulder (Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, Boulder Creek Path, &more) and Argo Mill and Tunnel (in Idaho Springs). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway, view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver vacation app.

Boston to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek), Red Rocks Group Campground (in Woodland Park) and Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, trek along Manitou Springs Incline, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 7 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fish Creek Falls and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Steamboat Springs: Kremmling (Latigo Ranch & River Rafting & Tubing) and Elk River Guest Ranch (in Clark). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, take in the exciting artwork at Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, Steamboat Springs is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 78°F and lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.
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Glenwood Springs — 8 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Thermal Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Colorow Trail (in New Castle), Aspen (Maroon Bells, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, &more) and Rifle Falls (in Rifle). The adventure continues: hike along Hanging Lake Trail, stroll through Conundrum Creek Trail, explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.
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Buena Vista — 6 nights

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Buena Vista: Kebler Pass (in Crested Butte), Aspen (Linkins Lake Trail & Independence Pass) and Leadville (National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum & Mayflower Gulch). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Cottonwood Lake, cruise along Cottonwood Pass, get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area, and walk around Buena Vista River Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July: highs in Buena Vista hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 7 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Main Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: South Park City Museum (in Fairplay), Loveland Pass (in Keystone) and Alma (Montgomery Reservoir & Mt Democrat). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, hike along Spruce Creek Trail, identify plant and animal life at Clear Creek Canyon, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Elbert.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge attractions website.

Getting from Buena Vista to Breckenridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Buena Vista in July: highs in Breckenridge hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Durango.
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Durango — 8 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Piedra River Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Ruins Road, Balcony House, &more), Ouray (Ouray Alchemist Museum, Yankee Boy Basin, &more) and Pagosa Springs (Treasure Falls & Lantern Dancer). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, surround yourself with nature on Durango Dog Ranch, don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Durango journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Breckenridge to Durango takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 8 nights

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.
Attractions like Photography Tours and Trail Ridge Road make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Tundra Communities Trail, Alluvial Fan, &more). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get in on the family fun at Estes Park Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Estes Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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