24 days in Colorado Itinerary

24 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Rocky Ford
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Crestone
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Durango
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 30 min
6
Telluride
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
9
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Snowmass Village
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

1
day
Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford ©
Rocky Ford is a Statutory City located in Otero County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Knapps Farm Market.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rocky Ford trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Vancouver, Canada to Rocky Ford is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in February, you will find days in Rocky Ford are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (-6°C). You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Ford

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Knapps Farm Market ©
Knapps Farm Market

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Horsethief Falls, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post. On your second day here, get outside with Adventures Out West, then browse for treasures at Ruxton's Trading Post, and then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Manitou Springs trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rocky Ford to Manitou Springs takes 2 hours. In February, Manitou Springs is a bit cooler than Rocky Ford - with highs of 7°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Crestone.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Divide, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

1
night
Crestone

Crestone ©
The Town of Crestone is a Statutory Town in Saguache County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point and then look for gifts at Elephant Cloud Market.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Crestone trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Crestone in 3 hours. February in Crestone sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Crestone

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point ©
Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point
Elephant Cloud Market ©
Elephant Cloud Market

3
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park and Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: hike along San Juan River Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservoir Hill Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedra River Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crestone to Pagosa Springs takes 2.5 hours. In February in Pagosa Springs, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Reservoir Hill Park ©
Reservoir Hill Park

3
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Shop till you drop at Route 550 Gifts and Artisans of Mancos. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Snowbike Experience and Spruce Tree House. Venture out of the city with trips to Balcony House (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Durango travel planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. February in Durango sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Cortez Cultural Center, Route 550 Gifts, Artisans of Mancos
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Route 550 Gifts ©
Route 550 Gifts
Artisans of Mancos ©
Artisans of Mancos

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night
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of New Sheridan Hotel, look for all kinds of wild species at Valley Floor, look for gifts at Telluride Truffle, then get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at San Miguel County Courthouse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Telluride trip builder tool.

Getting from Durango to Telluride by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Telluride, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Telluride Historical Museum ©
Telluride Historical Museum
Telluride Truffle ©
Telluride Truffle
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Explore hidden gems such as The Beach at Grand Lake and Patterson Glassworks Studio & Gallery. Do your shopping at Mountain Blown Glass and Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques. Venture out of the city with trips to Pearl Street Mall (in Boulder) and Cache La Poudre Wilderness (in Livermore). The adventure continues: stop by Glen Haven General Store, look for all kinds of wild species at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take in the exciting artwork at Art Center of Estes Park Gallery, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Telluride to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Telluride in February, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around -6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Wildlife Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Pearl Street Mall, Cache La Poudre Wilderness, The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Cache La Poudre Wilderness ©
Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass
Glen Haven General Store ©
Glen Haven General Store

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Riverwalk Center and Western Hardware Antique Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Breckenridge side-trips: Montgomery Reservoir (in Alma) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). There's more to do: expand your horizons at Ready Paint Fire! and hit the slopes at Copper Mountain.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge route maker website.

Drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Estes Park in February, expect nights in Breckenridge to be a bit cooler, around -11°C, while days are colder, around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Montgomery Reservoir, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain, Western Hardware Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Montgomery Reservoir ©
Montgomery Reservoir
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway in Kremmling (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at The Crooked Key, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church, stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Steamboat Springs trip simple and quick.

Getting from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway, Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge ©
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway ©
Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway

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nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Head to Gene Taylor Sports and Cooper Corner Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunlight Mountain Resort and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Take a break from Snowmass Village with a short trip to Doc Holliday's Grave in Glenwood Springs, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

You can plan Snowmass Village trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Snowmass Village in 3.5 hours. February in Snowmass Village sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, The John Denver Sanctuary, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

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