60 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Colorado route maker

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Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Winter Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 11 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Grand Junction
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Aspen
— 16 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Vail
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Keystone
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Zurich

8
nights
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Winter Park side-trips: Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway (in Kremmling), Grand Lake (Winding River Resort Stables, Grand Lake Nordic Center, &more) and Granby (High Country Trails & Monarch Lake Loop Trail). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Winter Park Resort, get in on the family fun at Colorado Adventure Park, glide through natural beauty at Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing, and make a trip to Fraser Tubing Hill.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Winter Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Zurich to Winter Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in March, with highs in Winter Park at -4°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grand Lake, Fraser, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Fraser Tubing Hill ©
Fraser Tubing Hill
Granby Ranch ©
Granby Ranch

11
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: Latigo Ranch (in Kremmling), Craig (Wyman Living History Museum & Museum of Northwest Colorado) and Elk River Guest Ranch (in Clark). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, stroll through Steamboat Powdercats, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Butcherknife Brewing Company.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Getting from Winter Park to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Winter Park in March; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 8°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Craig, Latigo Ranch, Elk River Guest Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Spas
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

7
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. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Junction side-trips: Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway), Rifle Branch Library (in Rifle) and Clark Family Orchards (in Palisade). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon View Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Get Air At The Silo, and get curious at Children's Nature Center.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction route builder app.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Grand Junction in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in April: high temperatures in Grand Junction hover around 20°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, Rifle Branch Library
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Canyon View Park ©
Canyon View Park
Children's Nature Center ©
Children's Nature Center

16
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas, Cooper Corner Gallery, &more) and Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, stroll through Aspen Snowmass, and hit the slopes at Aspen Highlands.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aspen travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in April, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 13°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass Village, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn
Highlights from your plan
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

10
nights
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Explore Vail's surroundings by going to Frisco (Frisco Adventure Park, Frisco Historic Park and Museum, &more), Breckenridge (Main Street, Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, &more) and Freedom Park (in Edwards). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, grab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path, wander the streets of Vail Valley, and get a taste of life in the country at 4-Eagle Ranch.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vail online route builder.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Aspen in April: high temperatures in Vail hover around 1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Frisco, Wolcott, Copper Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

6
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Blue River Trail (in Silverthorne) and Breckenridge (Barney Ford Victorian House, Black Powder Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Keystone Ski Area, get your game on at Tumble Bubbles, glide through natural beauty at Gold Run Nordic Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arapahoe Basin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Keystone online journey planner.

Getting from Vail to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Vail in May, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Dillon Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Peak 10 ©
Peak 10