8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Eagle County Regional Airport, Drive to Glenwood Springs
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 10th (Wed): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs road trip planning site.

Valparaiso to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Valparaiso to Glenwood Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Valparaiso in March, expect Glenwood Springs to be cooler, temps between 35°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

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 11th (Thu): walk around Frisco Adventure Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in March, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Steamboat Gondola, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Yampa River Core Trail, fly down the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs day trip planning tool.

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. When traveling from Breckenridge in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 45°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Durango

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spruce Tree House and Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting Wolf Creek Ski Resort and Purgatory Resort will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Animas River Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durango trip planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Durango by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.