7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Granby
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Silverthorne
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Charleston

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night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Park Point.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary builder site .

Charleston to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Mesa Verde National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charleston in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Museums Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

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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 18th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and then see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Glenwood Springs in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Trails Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Frontier Historical Museum ©
Frontier Historical Museum

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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 19th (Fri): hike along Yampa River Core Trail, have fun at Howelsen Ice Complex, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name Catholic Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granby.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Howelsen Ice Complex ©
Howelsen Ice Complex
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Holy Name Catholic Church ©
Holy Name Catholic Church

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Granby

Granby ©
Granby is a statutory town which is the most populous municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Granby online journey builder .

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Granby in 2 hours. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, you will find days in Granby are colder (53°F), and nights are little chillier (39°F). On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Silverthorne.

Things to do in Granby

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Lake Loop Trail ©
Monarch Lake Loop Trail

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Silverthorne

Silverthorne ©
For people with the surname, see Silverthorne (surname).Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. You've now added Lily Pad Lake to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Silverthorne trip planner .

You can drive from Granby to Silverthorne in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granby in July: high temperatures in Silverthorne hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Silverthorne

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Summit Lake Park, 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lily Pad Lake ©
Lily Pad Lake
Summit Lake Park ©
Summit Lake Park

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