30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Durango
— 5 nights
2
Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
3
Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
4
Estes Park
— 5 nights
5
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
6
Denver
— 5 nights

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Long House and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. The Anasazi Heritage Center and Nordenskiold #16 Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Durango: Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum. (in Dolores), Step House (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Honeyville, take in the natural beauty of Durango Hot Springs, learn about winemaking at Four Leaves Winery, and engage your brain at Powerhouse Science Center.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Durango trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Durango is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Durango, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Durango, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Dolores, Cortez Cultural Center
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Step House ©
Step House
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Long House ©
Long House

5
nights
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.
Visiting Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Rifle Gap State Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vail Valley and Glenwood Railroad Museum. When in Glenwood Springs, make a side trip to see Vail Farmers' Market and Art Show in Vail, approximately Vail away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, shop like a local with Cooper Corner Gallery, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hippy Hot Springs.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Durango to Glenwood Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in July, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Vail, Rifle Gap State Park
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Spas
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery

5
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yampa River Core Trail and Routt National Forest. You'll explore and learn at Tread of Pioneers Museum and Grand Encampment Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Steamboat Springs: Centennial (Country Junction & Snowy Range Scenic Byway). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name Catholic Church, take a leisurely stroll along Rotary Park Boardwalk, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Centennial, Grand Encampment Museum
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snowy Peaks Winery and Red Rose Rock Shop & Dick's Rock Museum. Mountain Blown Glass and Aspen and Evergreen Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Cheyenne (Laramie County Library & Historic Governors' Mansion). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Rock Cut Brewing Company, get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center, look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park online route planner.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Cheyenne
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Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Seven Bridges Trail. Escape the urban bustle at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Palmer Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of ANA Money Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, appreciate the history behind Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, and examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs route planning site.

You can drive from Estes Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Estes Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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ANA Money Museum ©
ANA Money Museum
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and National Ballpark Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Dinosaur Ridge and Boulder Creek Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Boulder (Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Boulder County Farmers Market, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Littleton Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and browse the exhibits of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Denver holiday website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder, Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Littleton Museum
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