15 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Winter Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Grand Junction
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Steamboat Springs is known for nature, winter sports, fun & games, spas, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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Los Angeles to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Steamboat Springs is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Winter Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hit the slopes at Winter Park Resort, learn about winemaking at Winter Park Winery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Grand Lake Nordic Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get lost in a book at Fraser Valley Library.

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You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Winter Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Winter Park, ranging from highs of 33°F to lows of 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Winter Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grand Lake, Winter Park Winery, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Fraser Valley Library ©
Fraser Valley Library
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Breckenridge: Vail (Betty Ford Alpine Gardens & Vail Mountain Resort), Vail Valley Escape Room (in Avon) and Beaver Creek Ski Area (in Beaver Creek). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, don't miss a visit to Main Street, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and fly down the slopes at Keystone Ski Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Breckenridge day trip site .

Getting from Winter Park to Breckenridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Winter Park in May; daily highs in Breckenridge reach 44°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
Sapphire Point Overlook ©
Sapphire Point Overlook
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room

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Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Snowmass Village trip tool .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Snowmass Village takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in May: highs in Snowmass Village hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Junction: Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway) and Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas, Cooper Corner Gallery, & more). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about winemaking at Red Fox Cellars, and take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

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Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Grand Junction takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Snowmass Village in May, with highs in Grand Junction at 73°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Theme Parks Spas Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Palisade, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Thermal Spas
River Rafting & Tubing