9 days in Steamboat Springs, Montana & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

9 days in Steamboat Springs, Montana & Lake Tahoe Area Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Denver, Fly to Kalispell
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Fly
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Truckee
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Escape the urban bustle at Yampa River Core Trail and Rocky Mountains. Discover out-of-the-way places like Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Tread of Pioneers Museum. The adventure continues: look for gifts at F.M. Light & Sons, put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key, fly down the slopes at Mount Werner, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip planning site.

Los Angeles to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get much colder in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 29°F and lows about 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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Spa
Spas
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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Highline Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Polebridge Mercantile and Garden Wall. There's still lots to do: get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, admire the sheer force of St.Mary Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glacier National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Glacier National Park when traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, with lows around 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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St.Mary Falls ©
Waterfall
St.Mary Falls
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The Polebridge Mercantile ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Polebridge Mercantile
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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 24th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Archie Bray Foundation and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helena online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glacier National Park to Helena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 13°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping
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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 25th (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner, stroll through Truckee River Legacy Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Commercial Row and Jibboom Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Truckee trip itinerary app.

Getting from Helena to Truckee by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Helena in December, expect nights in Truckee to be about the same, around 15°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
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Tahoe Donner ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Tahoe Donner
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