8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Taxi:  5​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Let the collections at Museum of Northwest Colorado and Grand Encampment Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Yampa River Core Trail. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip website .

Dallas to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in October, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 59°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Encampment Museum, Museum of Northwest Colorado
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Sun), hike along Tundra Communities Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan, view the masterpieces at Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then trek along Lily Lake Trailhead, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, make a trip to Oxygen Bar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Creek Trail, then hit the slopes at Blue River Sports, and finally look for gifts at Alpine Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through High Line Railroad Park, then see the interesting displays at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and then stroll through Booth Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in October, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Booth Falls Trail, South Park City Museum, National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 24th (Thu), trek along Grizzly Creek Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and then view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs online journey builder .

Drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October in Glenwood Springs, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Trails Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery

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