9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Palisade
— 1 night
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glenwood Hot Springs Pool as well as Thermal Spas. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Sunlight Mountain Resort. There's more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Roaring Fork Valley and see the interesting displays at Glenwood Railroad Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Birmingham to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Birmingham in April, expect Glenwood Springs to be much colder, temps between 38°F and 25°F. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Palisade.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Spa
Spas
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Palisade

Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, do a tasting at Debeque Canyon Winery, don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery, then do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palisade vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Palisade in 1.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in April: highs in Palisade hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries
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Hermosa Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Hermosa Vineyards
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Meadery of the Rockies ©
Winery / Vineyard
Meadery of the Rockies
4.8

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Gold Run Nordic Center, take in the awesome beauty at Peak 10, then ski along the peaceful trails at Sally Barber Mine Trail, and finally get all the equipment you need at Blue River Sports.

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Traveling by car from Palisade to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. When traveling from Palisade in April, plan for colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 35°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Blue River Sports ©
Ski Area
Blue River Sports
4.7
Peak 10 ©
Mountain
Peak 10
4.8
Sally Barber Mine Trail ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Sally Barber Mine Trail
4.8

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Colorado Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then wander the streets of Old Colorado City, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmer Park.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs route maker site.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in April, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 33°F, while days are much warmer, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Palmer Park ©
Hiking Trail
Palmer Park
4.7

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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.
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Aspen Snowmass and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Aspen day trip site.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in April; daily highs in Aspen reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Aspen Snowmass ©
Ski Area
Aspen Snowmass
4.7
Cottonwood Lake ©
Water Body
Cottonwood Lake
4.7

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