7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Denver — 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Balistreri Vineyards. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar.

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Phoenix to Denver is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in December, things will get colder in Denver: highs are around 43°F and lows about 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries · Spas

Breckenridge — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll around Carter Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally gear up at Blue River Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9 and then stroll around Frisco Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in December, things will get slightly colder in Breckenridge: highs are around 25°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trip

Steamboat Springs — 1 night

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then trek along Yampa River Core Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs sightseeing website.

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 December, plan for slightly colder nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.
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Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Trails

Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs road trip planning website.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, Glenwood Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Winter Sports

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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