8 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Beaver Creek
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Doc Holliday's Grave, Thermal Spas, & more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, identify plant and animal life at Windstar Land Conservancy, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Aspen online trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Aspen is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Aspen. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Newark in April: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 5th (Sun), have fun at The Crooked Key, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Rocky Mountain Ventures, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs day trip site .

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Steamboat Springs, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Beaver Creek.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

2
nights
Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and then hit the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Beaver Creek trip builder .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In April in Beaver Creek, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 30°F at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beaver Creek

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Vail Mountain Resort