60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 5 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 6 nights
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Breckenridge
— 6 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
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Mosca
— 5 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 5 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
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Ouray
— 4 nights
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Grand Junction
— 5 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 9 nights

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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.
Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Sprague Lake and Alluvial Fan. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park's surroundings by going to Deadman Lookout (in Red Feather Lakes), State Forest State Park (in Walden) and Spas (in Grand Lake). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Gem Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and cruise along Old Fall River Road.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park travel planner.

Perth, Australia to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Perth to Rocky Mountain National Park. Traveling from Perth in December, things will get cooler in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get in touch with nature at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Strawberry Park Hot Springs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yampa River Core Trail and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Steamboat Springs: Steamboat Lake State Park (in Clark) and The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park, admire the majestic nature at Stagecoach State Park, and stop by F.M. Light & Sons.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in December, things will get little chillier in Steamboat Springs: highs are around -1°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Spas

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin. Get in touch with nature at Guanella Pass and Booth Falls Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: Argo Mill and Tunnel (in Idaho Springs), Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour (in Georgetown) and Vail (Fishing Charters & Tours & Vail / Beaver Creek Resort). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9, stroll around Carter Park, cruise along Boreas Pass Road, and don't miss a visit to Oxygen Bar.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge itinerary planning website.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge by combination of shuttle and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. December in Breckenridge sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Vail / Beaver Creek Resort ©
Vail / Beaver Creek Resort

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Dinosaur Ridge and Glen Eyrie Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge and Helen Hunt Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Rock Park (in Castle Rock), Crown Hill Park (in Lakewood) and Littleton (Roxborough State Park & Chatfield State Park). The adventure continues: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park, and browse the exhibits of Rosemount Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park

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Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Zapata Falls and San Luis State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colorado Gators Reptile Park and UFO Watchtower. Venture out of the city with trips to Crestone (Crestone Artisans Gallery & Elephant Cloud Market), Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve (Little Medano Creek & High Dune Trail) and Fort Garland (Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center & White Mountain Trading Post). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV, make a trip to Ludlow Massacre Monument Colorado, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mission: Wolf.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mosca online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Mosca in 3 hours. In December, Mosca is a bit cooler than Colorado Springs - with highs of 3°C and lows of -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV ©
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV

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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. Escape the urban bustle at Wolf Creek Ski Resort and Piedra Falls. Explore Pagosa Springs' surroundings by going to Creede (Last Chance Mine, Bachelor Loop, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Piedra River Trail, see Off-Road Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Getting from Mosca to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Mosca in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Pagosa Springs, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

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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.
Balcony House and Petroglyph Point Hike are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Spruce Tree House and Far View Sites. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Mesa Verde National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, make a trip to Park Point, trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Farming Terraces.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park planning app.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Get some historical perspective at Ouray County Museum and Yankee Girl Mine. Get some cultural insight at Ouray Alchemist Museum and Ute Indian Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouray: Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose) and Last Dollar Road (in Ridgway). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, immerse yourself in nature at Ridgway State Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouray route maker app.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Mesa and Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey. Get in touch with nature at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park and Canyon View Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction, make a trip to The Blue Pig Gallery, do a tasting at Two Rivers Winery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Palisade Brewing Company.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction online trip builder.

You can drive from Ouray to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Grand Junction are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey ©

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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.
Visiting Rocky Mountains and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunlight Mountain Resort and Aspen Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenwood Springs: Rifle (Rifle Falls & Harvey Gap State Park), Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs (in Redstone) and Aspen (Aspen Mountain / Ajax, The John Denver Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs tour site.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Grand Junction in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from -3°C by day to -9°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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