60 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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Vail
— 8 nights
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Keystone
— 9 nights
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Winter Park
— 9 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 10 nights
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Aspen
— 14 nights
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Grand Junction
— 9 nights
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Vail — 8 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Breckenridge (Main Street, Room Escape Games, &more) and Frisco Historic Park and Museum (in Frisco). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, trek along Booth Falls Trail, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Beaver Creek Ski Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vail day trip site.

Cincinnati to Vail is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Vail is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in October, you will find days in Vail are much colder (47°F), and nights are slightly colder (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Keystone.
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Keystone — 9 nights

Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Rainbow Park (in Silverthorne), Breckenridge (Isak Heartstone, Boreas Pass Road, &more) and Marina Park (in Dillon). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Loveland Pass, get a new perspective on things with Silver Flask Fishing, contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir, and hit the slopes at Arapahoe Basin.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Keystone planning tool.

You can drive from Vail to Keystone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, Keystone is a bit cooler than Vail - with highs of 34°F and lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Winter Park.
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Winter Park — 9 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: Grand Lake (Spas, Kauffman House Museum, &more), Columbine Lake Trail (in Fraser) and Hot Sulphur Springs (Byers Canyon & Pioneer Village Museum). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hideaway Park Brewery, stroll around Hideaway Park, trek along High Country Trails, and see the interesting displays at Cozens Ranch House Museum.

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Traveling by car from Keystone to Winter Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In November in Winter Park, expect temperatures between 25°F during the day and 14°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.
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Steamboat Springs — 10 nights

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Steamboat Springs is known for nature, trails, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

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Traveling by car from Winter Park to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Winter Park in November; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 43°F and lows reach 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aspen.
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Aspen — 14 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Glenwood Springs (Doc Holliday's Grave, Thermal Spas, &more) and West Elk Loop Scenic Byway (in Carbondale). On the 1st (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ute Trail, and trek along Hunter Creek Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aspen route planner.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Junction.
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Grand Junction — 9 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway) and Clark Family Orchards (in Palisade). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, visit Downtown Grand Junction, and take in breathtaking views at Dominguez Canyon.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Aspen to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Grand Junction when traveling from Aspen in December, with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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