10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

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 22nd (Tue): explore and take pictures at Steamboat Ski Resort and then take in the waterfront at Rotary Park Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Steamboat Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, Steamboat Springs is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 72°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glenwood Springs

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Durango

— 2 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Honeyville, then trek along Animas Mountain Trail, and then hike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop.

Plan my trip to Durango with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Colorado travel guide

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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.