8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner

Make it your trip
Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Aspen
— 4 nights
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
— 1 night



— 4 nights

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, cruise along Independence Pass, hike along Rio Grande Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aspen route site.

Denver to Aspen is an approximately 4-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Aspen at 81°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Aspen to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Steamboat Springs can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors


— 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then head outdoors with Apex Ex.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip builder site.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Denver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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.