8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado journey maker

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Denver
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Pueblo
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Salida
— 1 night
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Denver

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Downtown Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and then savor the flavors at Prost Brewery Co & Biergarten.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver tour planner.

Saint Louis to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, expect Denver to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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 12th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then make a trip to Cowboys & Indians Jewelry. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Steamboat Ski Resort, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs road trip planner.

You can drive from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in September, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Denver

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denver: Estes Park (Brownfield's & Photography Tours). Explore Denver further: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Prost Brewery Co & Biergarten, and take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in September: high temperatures in Denver hover around 79°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pueblo.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pueblo

Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pueblo trip website.

You can drive from Denver to Pueblo in 2 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pueblo, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 53°F. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Salida.

Things to do in Pueblo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Salida

— 1 night
The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Fri), do a tasting at Vino Salida Wine Cellars and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Salida online vacation planner.

You can drive from Pueblo to Salida in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pueblo in September, with highs in Salida at 76°F and lows at 48°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Salida

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

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.