7 days in Colorado & Utah Itinerary

7 days in Colorado & Utah Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Aspen
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Park City
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Saint Louis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

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Aspen

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aspen route site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in January, with highs in Aspen at 34°F and lows at 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Park City.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Park City

Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyons Village at Park City and then view the masterpieces at Fatali Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Park City journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Park City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In January in Park City, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.