7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado tour itinerary planner
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs — 1 night

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 (Mon): stroll through Yampa River Core Trail and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect cooler with lows of 49°F in Steamboat Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Rocky Mountain National Park — 2 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, and then explore the activities along Lily Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online itinerary maker.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 91°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Colorado Springs — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and North Cheyenne Canon Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
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