8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field, Drive to Snowmass Village
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Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly

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Snowmass Village

— 2 nights
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Snowmass Village: Aspen Mountain / Ajax (in Aspen) and Glenwood Springs (Sunlight Mountain Resort & Thermal Spas). It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Snowmass Village visit planning site.

Dallas to Snowmass Village is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Snowmass Village is minus 1 hour. In December, Snowmass Village is cooler than Dallas - with highs of 35°F and lows of 10°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Denver

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Estes Park (Spas & Estes Park Guided Tours). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip builder app.

Fly from Snowmass Village to Denver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Snowmass Village in December, expect Denver to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°F and 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Scenic Drive

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.