8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip tool.

Kansas City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kansas City in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

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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 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Hanging Lake, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Breckenridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along McCullough Gulch, mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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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 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then look for gifts at Focus on the Family Bookstore, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 54°F, while days are warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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.