60 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Colorado route maker

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Winter Park
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Winter Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 11 nights
Drive
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Grand Junction
— 7 nights
Drive
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Aspen
— 16 nights
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Vail
— 10 nights
Shuttle to Dillon, Bus to Keystone
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Keystone
— 6 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Z├╝rich Airport

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Winter Park

— 8 nights
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Winter Park side-trips: Granby (High Country Trails & Monarch Lake Loop Trail), Columbine Lake Trail (in Fraser) and Grand Lake (Winding River Resort Stables, Grand Lake Nordic Center, &more). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Winter Park Resort, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hideaway Park Brewery, 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 · Trails

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 11 nights

Ski Town USA

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 · Nature

Side Trips

Grand Junction

— 7 nights
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), Clark Family Orchards (in Palisade) and Rifle Branch Library (in Rifle). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa, stroll through Canyon View Park, hike along Tabeguache Trail, and get curious at Children's Nature Center.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Junction travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Grand Junction takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in April, with highs in Grand Junction at 20°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen

— 16 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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). On the 13th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain, gain insight at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, hike along Rio Grande Trail, and stroll through Aspen Snowmass.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aspen road trip site.

Getting from Grand Junction to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Junction in April: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 13°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail

— 10 nights

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

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 Freedom Park (in Edwards), Frisco (Frisco Adventure Park, Frisco Historic Park and Museum, &more) and Breckenridge (Main Street, Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, &more). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail / Beaver Creek Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beaver Creek Chapel, and take a stroll through Vail Valley.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vail day trip app.

Getting from Aspen to Vail by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in April, things will get slightly colder in Vail: highs are around 1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Keystone

— 6 nights
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Breckenridge (Sapphire Point Overlook, Barney Ford Victorian House, &more) and Blue River Trail (in Silverthorne). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Keystone Ski Area, glide through natural beauty at Sally Barber Mine Trail, make a trip to Loveland Pass, 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 combination of shuttle and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; 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 · Trails

Side Trips