10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner

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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hanging Lake and Sunlight Mountain Resort. Get in touch with nature at Crater Lake Trail and Hanging Lake Trail. Step out of Glenwood Springs with an excursion to The John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen--about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs road trip planning site.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Glenwood Springs is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 59°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Breckenridge

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beaver Creek Chapel and Breckenridge Welcome Center. Get outdoors at White River National Forest and Breckenridge Ski Resort. When in Breckenridge, make a side trip to see Vail Mountain Resort in Vail, approximately Vail away.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 3 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Visiting Yampa River Core Trail and Steamboat Powdercats will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rotary Park Boardwalk and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Steamboat Ski Resort, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Breckenridge in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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.