7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mosca
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Houston

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Howelsen Hill Ski Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yampa River Core Trail and Spas. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, browse the collection at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and have fun at The Crooked Key.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs journey planner .

Houston to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Steamboat Springs. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in April; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 52°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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 (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then stroll through Sunlight Mountain Resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online vacation planner .

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike 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 16th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Sports, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge driving holiday planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in April, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Winter Sports Spas

Side Trip

Frisco Adventure Park
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Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports
Spas

1
night
Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. On the 17th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Colorado Gators Reptile Park, then take in the natural beauty of Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV, and then admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mosca online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Mosca takes 3 hours. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Mosca, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV ©
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV

1
night
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 18th (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Mosca to Denver in 4 hours. Traveling from Mosca in April, Denver is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

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