8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Pueblo
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Vail
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Pueblo

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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Vail Mountain Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vail driving holiday planner.

Pueblo to Vail is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Pueblo in March, you will find days in Vail are much colder (33°F), and nights are slightly colder (19°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

2
nights
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 13th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, admire the engineering at Rifle Gap State Park, and then browse the collection at Rifle Branch Library. Here are some ideas for day two: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vail to Glenwood Springs by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rifle, Rocky Mountains
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Rifle Gap State Park ©
Rifle Gap State Park
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
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 (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in March: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, meet the residents at Denver Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Denver online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Steamboat Springs to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, with highs in Denver at 55°F and lows at 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Garden of the Gods, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon.

Start your trip to Colorado Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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