7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Sulphur Springs
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
End: Sulphur Springs

1
night
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): cruise along Trail Ridge Road and then sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, then admire all the interesting features of Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip site .

Sulphur Springs to Estes Park is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Sulphur Springs in November, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Trail Ridge Road
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll around Garden of the Gods, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online travel planner .

Getting from Estes Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Commonwheel Artists Co-op
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Commonwheel Artists Co-op ©
Commonwheel Artists Co-op

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and then walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in November; daily highs in Aspen reach 47°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs road trip website .

Getting from Aspen to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in November, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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