7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yampa River Core Trail and Fishing Charters & Tours. Museum of Northwest Colorado and Tread of Pioneers Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Steamboat Springs to go to Kremmling and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour and take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for cooler nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Northwest Colorado, River Rafting & Tubing
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Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Fishing Charters & Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 12th (Fri), see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, then trek along McCullough Gulch, then stroll around High Line Railroad Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Booth Falls Trail, then hike along Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, then browse the exhibits of Hotel de Paris Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Summit Lake Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge travel planner.

You can take a bus from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, Summit Lake Park, Booth Falls Trail, South Park City Museum, Hotel de Paris Museum
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Hotel de Paris Museum ©
Hotel de Paris Museum
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs ©
Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs

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