11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yampa River Botanic Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Kids will enjoy Steamboat Gondola and Yampa River Core Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Steamboat Lake State Park in Clark (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs online road trip planner.

Milwaukee to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Steamboat Springs. Expect little chillier evenings in Steamboat Springs when traveling from Milwaukee in August, 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

Side Trip

Steamboat Lake State Park
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

2
nights
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): see Off-Road Tours, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then trek along Grottos Trail. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thengrab your bike and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Aspen
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Off-Road Tours
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): trek along Booth Falls Trail, thencast your line with a fishing tour, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, trek along McCullough Gulch, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge online trip itinerary maker.

You can 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, daily temperatures in Breckenridge can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Vail
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Spas

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buena Vista attractions website.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Visiting Helen Hunt Falls and North Cheyenne Canon Park will get you outdoors. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Climbing Tours make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Mueller State Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Divide, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

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