7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Fly
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 day

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hike along Yampa River Core Trail, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip app.

Houston to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary app.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Head to Denver Botanic Gardens and American Museum of Western Artfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Denver road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Glenwood Springs to Denver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, then get engrossed in the history at ANA Money Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then see the interesting displays at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker app.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Colorado travel guide

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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.