7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Fort Collins
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Minneapolis

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 21st (Sun), trek along Yampa River Core Trail and then hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Steamboat Springs when traveling from Minneapolis in June, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, then stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then trek along Grottos Trail.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Aspen route builder app .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

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nights
Colorado Springs

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 23rd (Tue): engage your brain at Peterson Air & Space Museum, then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planner .

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in June, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Springs Incline
Highlights from your plan
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Wyoming State Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Cheyenne Big Boots. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Swetsville Zoo, then hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and then admire the natural beauty at Benson Park Sculpture Garden.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fort Collins trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Fort Collins are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheyenne, Benson Park Sculpture Garden, Swetsville Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum ©
Swetsville Zoo ©
Swetsville Zoo
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

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night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens.

You can plan Denver trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Fort Collins to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum

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