7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  9​h 45​min
End: Ocean City

1
night
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then hike along Yampa River Core Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs online itinerary planner .

Ocean City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ocean City to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler evenings in Steamboat Springs when traveling from Ocean City in July, with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Holy Name Catholic Church ©
Holy Name Catholic Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then stroll through Hanging Lake Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip builder .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Long House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally make a trip to Park Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner .

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are warmer (90°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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 17th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, then stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and finally examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Canon City, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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