7 days in Gilbert & Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Gilbert & Colorado Itinerary

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Gilbert
— 1 day
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
3
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
4
Vail
— 1 night
5
Aspen
— 2 nights

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Gilbert

Gilbert ©
Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, thenidentify plant and animal life at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, and then get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gilbert holiday builder site.

Phoenix to Gilbert is an approximately half hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Gilbert can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Gilbert

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ©
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church ©
St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park visit planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gilbert to Rocky Mountain National Park. When traveling from Gilbert in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, thenfly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Yampa River Core Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, with highs in Steamboat Springs at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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night
Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): wander the streets of Vail Valley, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Booth Falls Trail, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vail holiday builder site.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vail: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Tours Trails

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, get the lay of the land with Aspen Walking Tours, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail, and finally take a tour by water with Elk Mountain Expeditions. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Rio Grande Trail, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then trek along Grottos Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip maker.

You can drive from Vail to Aspen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vail in August, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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