8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field, Drive to Snowmass Village
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Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Fly
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Sunlight Mountain Resort & Thermal Spas) and Aspen Mountain / Ajax (in Aspen). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

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Dallas to Snowmass Village is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Snowmass Village. In December, Snowmass Village is cooler than Dallas - with highs of 35°F and lows of 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Denver.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · 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.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Estes Park (Estes Park Guided Tours & Spas). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Shirt Brewing, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Denver online vacation planner.

Fly from Snowmass Village to Denver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Denver is somewhat warmer than Snowmass Village - with highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
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 27th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · 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.