8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Durango
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, and then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip app.

Knoxville to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in October, things will get a bit cooler in Colorado Springs: highs are around 67°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Springs Incline
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, then take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at Frisco Escape Room.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect nights in Breckenridge to be slightly colder, around 32°F, while days are cooler, around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Frisco
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Frisco Escape Room ©
Frisco Escape Room
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hike along Yampa River Core Trail, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Breckenridge in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Independence Pass, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen visit app.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hike along Animas River Trail, hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then get a taste of life in the country at James Ranch Grill.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Durango online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aspen to Durango in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Durango sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Horseback Riding Tours
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

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