8 days in Northwest Colorado & Covington Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Colorado & Covington Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
Drive to Eagle County Regional Airport, Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Drive to Covington
— 3 nights


Steamboat Springs

— 1 day

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs sightseeing planning tool.

New Orleans to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for little chillier days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 61°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature
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Glenwood Springs

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Independence Pass, The John Denver Sanctuary, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, explore the activities along Hanging Lake, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in May: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Covington.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip


— 3 nights
Covington is a city in and the parish seat of St. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville) and Slidell (Olde Towne Slidell Main Street, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fontainebleau State Park, walk around Jambalaya Park, admire the masterpieces at Abita Mystery House, and hike along Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Covington trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Glenwood Springs to Covington with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Covington is warmer than Glenwood Springs - with highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Covington

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips