7 days in Denver & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

7 days in Denver & Steamboat Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Denver
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forney Museum of Transportation and Spas. Balistreri Vineyards and Historic Olde Town Arvada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and sample the tasty concoctions at Prost Brewery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver sightseeing planning app.

Detroit to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Detroit in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 5th (Tue), hit the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats, then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, and then hit the slopes at Mount Werner. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, then hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denver to Steamboat Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in January: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 27°F and lows are around 7°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails