8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
5
Durango
— 2 nights
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Estes Park

— 2 nights
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
For shopping fun, head to Benson Park Sculpture Garden or Laura's Fine Candy. Take a break from the city and head to Emerald Lake Trail and Devil's Backbone Trail. There's more to do: take an exotic tour of Estes Park Guided Tours and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park online day trip planner.

Montgomery to Estes Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Estes Park is minus 1 hour. In October, Estes Park is little chillier than Montgomery - with highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

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 30th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McCullough Gulch, and finally cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge road trip site.

Drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in October, plan for much colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 47°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas
Highlights from your trip

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in October: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

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

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in October, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are little chillier, around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails

Side Trip

Durango

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and then examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Animas River Trail and then view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip maker website.

Fly from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 23°F at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Colorado travel guide

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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.