7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Battlefield Colorado. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
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.
Aspen is known for nature, adventure, scenic drive, trails, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, trek along Difficult Creek Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at East Snowmass Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Buttermilk Mountain.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March, Aspen is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 48°F and lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowmass Village
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort and then partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. March in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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