9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Houston


Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Sat), get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then walk around Garden of the Gods. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then stop by The Emporium.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Steamboat Springs.
Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Steamboat Springs — 2 nights

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Cowboys & Indians Jewelry.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, things will get little chillier in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 72°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Craig.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Craig — 3 nights

The City of Craig is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Craig: The White River Museum (in Meeker) and Little Snake River Museum (in Savery). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Northwest Colorado, take an in-depth tour of Wyman Living History Museum, and stroll around City Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Craig trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Craig takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Silverthorne.
Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Silverthorne — 1 night

For people with the surname, see Silverthorne (surname).Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Lily Pad Lake and then revel in the low prices at Outlets at Silverthorne.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Silverthorne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Craig to Silverthorne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Craig in October, you will find days in Silverthorne are little chillier (47°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Colorado travel guide

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.