9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Roxborough State Park and Deer Creek Canyon Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House and Dardano's Shoes. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through LoDo, look for gifts at Twist and Shout, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denver itinerary planner.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

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Littleton
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
LoDo ©
LoDo

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

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 15th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then look for gifts at F.M. Light & Sons, and finally look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Rotary Park Boardwalk and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs day trip app .

Getting from Denver to Steamboat Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Steamboat Springs is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 72°F and lows of 40°F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and then explore the striking landscape of San Juan National Forest. On your second day here, hike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop and then hike along Animas Mountain Trail.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Steamboat Springs to Durango takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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