60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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60 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Abilene
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Pagosa Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Grand Junction
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Steamboat Springs
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Breckenridge
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Estes Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Fort Collins
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Denver
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h
11
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Abilene

4
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Head to Choke Cherry Tree and San Juan Chocolate Co. and Fred Harman Art Museumfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Pagosa Springs: Lake City (Hinsdale County Museum & Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo). On the 3rd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, and stroll through Piedra River Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs day trip app .

Abilene to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abilene to Pagosa Springs due to the time zone difference. In March, Pagosa Springs is colder than Abilene - with highs of 51°F and lows of 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake City
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery ©

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.
Head to Route 550 Gifts and Scenic Aperture Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Prater Ridge Trail (in Mesa Verde National Park), The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores) and Artisans of Mancos (in Mancos). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, get outside with Kling Mountain Guides, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and get engrossed in the history at Animas Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Durango visit planning website .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Silverton, Prater Ridge Trail, Artisans of Mancos, Fox Fire Farms Winery, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Junction: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park & North Rim), Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards (in Hotchkiss) and Colorado National Monument (in Fruita). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Colterris Wines, wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Junction trip app .

Traveling by car from Durango to Grand Junction takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in March, Grand Junction is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Palisade, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Park Vineyards ©
Mesa Park Vineyards

5
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Eagle Ranch Golf Club (in Eagle) and Paonia (Stone Cottage Cellars & Azura Cellars and Gallery). And it doesn't end there: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, and hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs online travel planner .

You can drive from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Grand Junction, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paonia, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn, Eagle Ranch Golf Club, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas
Azura Cellars and Gallery ©
Azura Cellars and Gallery

2
nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gene Taylor Sports. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Buttermilk Mountain.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Snowmass Village tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Snowmass Village in an hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in March: highs in Snowmass Village hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Buttermilk Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

6
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get out of town with these interesting Steamboat Springs side-trips: Craig (Wyman Living History Museum & Museum of Northwest Colorado). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Snowmass Village to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. March in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Craig
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

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.
Shop till you drop at Ready Paint Fire! and Riverwalk Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Western Hardware Antique Mall (in Leadville), Vail (Vail Mountain Resort & Horseback Riding Tours) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). On the 29th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Beaver Creek Ski Area, stroll through Copper Mountain, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and get all the equipment you need at Blue River Sports.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 33°F to lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Copper Mountain, Western Hardware Antique Mall, Beaver Creek Ski Area, Winter Park Resort, Vail Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Ready Paint Fire! ©
Ready Paint Fire!
Riverwalk Center ©
Riverwalk Center

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.
Do your shopping at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Boulder County Farmers' Market - Saturday Longmont Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Forest Canyon Overlook, Trail Ridge Road, & more), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Lyons (Spirit Hound Distillery & Lyons Redstone Museum). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take a memorable drive along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, browse for treasures at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques, and shop like a local with The Studio Fine Art and Framing.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Estes Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Breckenridge in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Lyons, Boulder County Farmers' Market - Saturday Longmont Market, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Elkins Distilling Co. ©
Elkins Distilling Co.

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.
Shop till you drop at Nuance Chocolate and Union Colony Civic Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Collins: City Star Brewing (in Berthoud), Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley) and Loveland (Mariana Butte Golf Course, Chapungu Sculpture Park, & more). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing, take in nature's colorful creations at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River, and take a stroll through Jessup Farm Artisan Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Collins day trip planner .

You can drive from Estes Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. In April in Fort Collins, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Loveland, Greeley, City Star Brewing
Highlights from your plan
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Benson Park Sculpture Garden ©
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
Odell Brewing Company ©
Odell Brewing Company

7
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.
Shop till you drop at 16th Street Mall and Liberty Puzzles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Aurora (Southlands & The Colorado Freedom Memorial), Boulder (Pearl Street Mall, Dairy Arts Center, & more) and Park meadows mall (in Lone Tree). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, and explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver visit planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder, Aurora, The Orchard Town Center, Park meadows mall, Joyride Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at American Classics Marketplace and Ruxton's Trading Post. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to 300 Days of Shine in Monument--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy, and wander the streets of Old Colorado City Historic District.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, 300 Days of Shine, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Ruxton's Trading Post ©
Ruxton's Trading Post
American Classics Marketplace ©
American Classics Marketplace

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