60 days in Colorado, Wyoming & New Mexico Itinerary

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Aspen
— 4 nights
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Breckenridge
— 5 nights
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Denver
— 6 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 6 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 6 nights
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Taos
— 6 nights
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Aspen — 4 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & Hanging Lake). On the 28th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. On the 30th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass, fly down the slopes at Aspen Highlands, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary builder website.

Atlanta to Aspen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in March: highs in Aspen hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 5 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Get out of town with these interesting Breckenridge side-trips: Radiant Mountain Massage (in Dillon), Vail Mountain Resort (in Vail) and Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Copper Mountain, glide through natural beauty at Sally Barber Mine Trail, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Aspen in March: highs in Breckenridge hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 3 nights

Ski Town USA

Steamboat Springs is known for nature, winter sports, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, Steamboat Springs is somewhat warmer than Breckenridge - with highs of 52°F and lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 6 nights

Step out of Colorado Springs to go to CaƱon City and see Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip app.

Traveling by flight from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in April, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit warmer (60°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Denver.
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Denver — 6 nights

Mile-High City

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park), New Belgium Brewing Company (in Fort Collins) and Maison de Ski (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, catch some excitement at Carousel of Happiness, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the waterfront at Bridge Bay Marina.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website.

Fly from Denver to Yellowstone National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 42°F and 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 6 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Targhee Ski Resort (in Alta), Grand Teton National Park (Cathedral Group, 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, &more) and Moose (Blacktail Ponds Overlook, Teton Point Turnout, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, don't miss a visit to Jackson Town Square, indulge in some personalized pampering at Bliss Bodywork, and take in the natural beauty of Granite Hot Springs Pool.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. In April, Jackson Hole is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 48°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Estes Park.
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Estes Park — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill & Chasm Falls) and Grand Lake Nordic Center (in Grand Lake). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery, and take a stroll through Downtown Estes Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park journey planning tool.

You can fly from Jackson Hole to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Jackson Hole in May, things will get a bit warmer in Estes Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 6 nights

City Different

Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Estes Park to Santa Fe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taos.
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Taos — 6 nights

Explore Taos' surroundings by going to Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area (in Red River), Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge (in Monte Vista) and Land of Enchantment Guides - Fly Fishing Trips (in Santa Fe). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, don't miss a visit to David Anthony Fine Art, cruise along High Road to Taos, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Taos day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Taos is little chillier than Santa Fe - with highs of 67°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 6 nights

Duke City

Change things up with a short trip to Hollywick Farms in Sandia Park (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, learn the secrets of beer at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

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Drive from Taos to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Taos in May, things will get a bit warmer in Albuquerque: highs are around 77°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Colorado travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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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Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.
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New Mexico travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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