9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Silverthorne
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Winter Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Springfield

2
nights
Silverthorne

Silverthorne ©
For people with the surname, see Silverthorne (surname).Silverthorne is a Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous town in Summit County, Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along Shrine Mountain Trail, then hike along Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail, and then have fun at Silverthorne Recreation Center. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Keystone Nordic Center and then stroll through Sally Barber Mine Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Silverthorne driving holiday site .

Springfield to Silverthorne is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Silverthorne is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Springfield in December, you will find days in Silverthorne are much colder (25°F), and nights are little chillier (14°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Silverthorne

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Keystone Nordic Center, Shrine Mountain Trail, Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail
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Keystone Nordic Center ©
Keystone Nordic Center
Sally Barber Mine Trail ©
Sally Barber Mine Trail
Silverthorne Recreation Center ©
Silverthorne Recreation Center

1
night
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 30th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9, and then stroll through Carter Park.

Before you visit Breckenridge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Breckenridge is just a stone's throw from Silverthorne. In December in Breckenridge, expect temperatures between 25°F during the day and 14°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Carter Park ©
Carter Park

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): trek along Grottos Trail, stop by Gene Taylor Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. On your second day here, trek along Hunter Creek Trail.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Aspen in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 10°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Winter Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gene Taylor Sports, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

3
nights
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Fraser Tubing Hill and then trek along Hallett Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Granby Ranch and then find something for the whole family at Colorado Adventure Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Winter Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Winter Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Aspen in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Winter Park: temperatures range from 17°F by day to 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Fraser, Granby Ranch, Hallett Peak
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Fraser Tubing Hill ©
Fraser Tubing Hill
Granby Ranch ©
Granby Ranch
Colorado Adventure Park ©
Colorado Adventure Park

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