12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Denver
car:  30 min
1
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Denver
— 2 nights
End: Denver

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Georgetown Loop Railroad.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge tour planner.

Denver to Breckenridge is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, Breckenridge is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 25°F and lows of 14°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Frisco Adventure Park, Georgetown Loop Railroad
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Georgetown Loop Railroad ©
Georgetown Loop Railroad
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Olive Fusion ©
Olive Fusion

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort and then test the waters at Old Town Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Breckenridge in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°F in Steamboat Springs. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Old Town Hot Springs ©
Old Town Hot Springs

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hanging Lake Trail. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs road trip app.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Glenwood Springs, with lows of 15°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Princeton Historic Bath House & Hot Springs as well as Buttermilk Mountain. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Aspen Highlands. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Aspen online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Aspen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in December, expect nights in Aspen to be a bit cooler, around 10°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°F. You'll set off for Denver on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mount Princeton Historic Bath House & Hot Springs
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Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Cherry Creek State Park and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Denver travel route tool.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Aspen to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in December; daily highs in Denver reach 43°F and lows reach 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cherry Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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