9 days in Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs & Aspen Itinerary

9 days in Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs & Aspen Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Grand Lake
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Grand Lake
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Grand Lake

Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Visiting The Beach at Grand Lake and Emerald Lake Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sage Massage Therapy & Acupuncture and The Famous Bonanza Casino. There's more to do: trek along Adams Falls Trail.

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New York City to Grand Lake is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Lake is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Grand Lake at 18°F and lows at 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Emerald Lake Trail
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Adams Falls Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Adams Falls Trail
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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), get outside with Black Tie Ski Rentals of Steamboat Springs, then boost your wellbeing at Old Town Hot Springs, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Emerald Moon Massage. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard, look for gifts at F.M. Light & Sons, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Lake in February; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 35°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Old Town Hot Springs ©
Thermal Spa
Old Town Hot Springs
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F.M. Light & Sons ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
F.M. Light & Sons
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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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 Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa and Cottonwood Pass. When in Aspen, make a side trip to see Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, approximately Glenwood Springs away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cottonwood Pass ©
Scenic Drive
Cottonwood Pass
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