8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Winter Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Detroit

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Buttermilk Mountain and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Aspen Highlands, identify plant and animal life at Windstar Land Conservancy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aspen Mountain / Ajax, and shop like a local with Gene Taylor Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip builder app.

Detroit to Aspen is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in March, you will find days in Aspen are somewhat warmer (48°F), and nights are slightly colder (21°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Gene Taylor Sports, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

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 13th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Steamboat Springs are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Winter Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas

1
night
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then hit the slopes at Winter Park Resort, and then stroll through Granby Ranch.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Winter Park journey site.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Winter Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, expect nights in Winter Park to be a bit cooler, around 13°F, while days are cooler, around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Winter Park

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Granby Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Granby Ranch ©
Granby Ranch
Spas

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 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, explore the galleries of Molly Brown House Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Winter Park to Denver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Winter Park in March, plan for much hotter days in Denver, with highs around 55°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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