9 days in Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs & Aspen Itinerary

9 days in Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs & Aspen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs & Aspen Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Grand Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Grand Lake

Grand Lake ©
Grand Lake is a statutory town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Visiting The Beach at Grand Lake and Adams Falls Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sage Massage Therapy & Acupuncture and Emerald Lake Trail. Step out of Grand Lake with an excursion to The Famous Bonanza Casino in Central City--about 1h 45 min away.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Grand Lake online trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Grand Lake is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Lake. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Grand Lake to be cooler, temps between 18°F and 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Lake

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Famous Bonanza Casino
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail
Sage Massage Therapy & Acupuncture ©

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Step off the beaten path and head to Black Tie Ski Rentals of Steamboat Springs and Emerald Moon Massage. Visiting Christy Sports Ski and Snowboard and Strawberry Park Hot Springs will get you outdoors. There's more to do: test the waters at Old Town Hot Springs and look for gifts at F.M. Light & Sons.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs road trip planning app .

You can drive from Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. Expect somewhat 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 Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Hot Springs ©
Old Town Hot Springs
F.M. Light & Sons ©
F.M. Light & Sons

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 Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cottonwood Pass and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves. When in Aspen, make a side trip to see Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a 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

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Cottonwood Pass, Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Highlights from your plan
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Cottonwood Pass ©
Cottonwood Pass
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa ©
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa

Similar Plans

11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, water activities, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, water activities ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Denver & Aspen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Aspen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Aspen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Steamboat Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Aspen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Steamboat Springs BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Aspen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans