9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
3
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
4
Buena Vista
— 1 night
5
Canon City
— 2 nights

1
night
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, thenhit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, thentake an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs travel route planner.

Boston to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in August, plan for little chillier nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with Elk Mountain Expeditions, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Aspen
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum, thenstroll through McCullough Gulch, and finally go for a walk through Fairy Forest. On the next day, trek along Booth Falls Trail, thengrab your bike and head to Vail Recreation Path, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vail, River Rafting & Tubing, South Park City Museum
Highlights from your plan
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours, trot along with Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buena Vista tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Breckenridge to Buena Vista by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in August, expect nights in Buena Vista to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see Play Dirty ATV Tours, thentake an unforgettable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Canon City route builder website.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Canon City takes 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buena Vista in August: high temperatures in Canon City hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Play Dirty ATV Tours
Highlights from your plan
Play Dirty ATV Tours ©
Play Dirty ATV Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours

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