7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen

— 3 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sunlight Mountain Resort and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Aspen Highlands and Monarch Mountain. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip builder.

Los Angeles to Aspen is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Aspen. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Aspen to be much colder, temps between 34°F and 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9, ski along the peaceful trails at Breckenridge Nordic Center, then stroll around Frisco Adventure Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge day trip planning tool.

Drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Aspen, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 25°F to lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

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 14th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, hike along Yampa River Core Trail, and then stroll through Howelsen Hill Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Breckenridge in January, plan for little chillier nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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.