7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Crater Lake Trail and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio Grande Trail and Snowmass Village Hiking Trails. There's lots more to do: trek along Cathedral Lake Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hunter Creek Trail, grab your bike and head to Castle Creek Road, and stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Aspen tour itinerary website .

Dallas to Aspen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Aspen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get cooler in Aspen: highs are around 60°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Snowmass Village Hiking Trails, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): play a few rounds at Breckenridge Golf Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Bikeway, then fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, and finally stroll through Peaks Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge online route maker .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aspen in October: highs in Breckenridge hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Breckenridge Golf Club ©
Breckenridge Golf Club
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

1
night
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 24th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, then trek along Yampa River Core Trail, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally head outdoors with Backdoor Sports.

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You can take a bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in October: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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