4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 1 night

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Yampa River Core Trail. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs attractions planner.

Houston to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): cruise along Trail Ridge Road, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In September, Rocky Mountain National Park is a bit warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trip

Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aspen travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September; daily highs in Aspen reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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