25 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

25 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly:  29 h
1
Grand Junction
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Aspen
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Vail
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
5
Winter Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Keystone
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Colombo

3
nights
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. Explore Grand Junction's surroundings by going to Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway) and Clark Family Orchards (in Palisade). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Dominguez Canyon, do a tasting at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, engage your brain at John McConnell Math and Science Center, and meet the residents at Children's Nature Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction tour planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Grand Junction is an approximately 29- hour flight. You'll gain 12.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Grand Junction due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in March, with highs in Grand Junction at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Museums Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Children's Nature Center ©
Children's Nature Center
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Suncrest Orchard Alpacas ©
Suncrest Orchard Alpacas

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas, Cooper Corner Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, get some jogging in at Aspen Mountain / Ajax, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Grand Junction to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Junction in March: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 10°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

3
nights
Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Venture out of the city with trips to Breckenridge (Main Street & Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House) and Frisco Adventure Park (in Frisco). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort, test your team's savvy at Vail Valley Escape Room, fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain, and see the interesting displays at Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vail trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Aspen to Vail by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in March, expect nights in Vail to be about the same, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Frisco Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room
Beaver Creek Ski Area ©
Beaver Creek Ski Area

4
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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, stroll through Steamboat Powdercats, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan a Steamboat Springs trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vail to Steamboat Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Vail in April, things will get a bit warmer in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 13°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Winter Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Powdercats ©
Steamboat Powdercats

3
nights
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winter Park: Hot Sulphur Springs (Pioneer Village Museum & Byers Canyon) and Grand Lake Nordic Center (in Grand Lake). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Winter Park Resort, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hit the slopes at Granby Ranch, and don't miss a visit to Fraser Tubing Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Winter Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Winter Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in April, expect nights in Winter Park to be slightly colder, around -11°C, while days are cooler, around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hot Sulphur Springs, Fraser, Granby Ranch, Grand Lake Nordic Center
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Spas
Fraser Valley Library ©
Fraser Valley Library

4
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Sally Barber Mine Trail (in Silverthorne) and Breckenridge (Sapphire Point Overlook, Peak 10, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Loveland Pass, fly down the slopes at Keystone Ski Area, stroll through Arapahoe Basin, and have some family-friendly fun at Tumble Bubbles.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Winter Park to Keystone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Keystone can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Sally Barber Mine Trail
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area
Loveland Pass ©
Loveland Pass
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin