5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Winter Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night

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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 Vail Mountain Resort and Beaver Creek Ski Area will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Thermal Spas and Vail Valley Escape Room. Go for a jaunt from Glenwood Springs to Rifle to see Rifle Gap State Park about 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Dallas to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-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. In December, Glenwood Springs is cooler than Dallas - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Winter Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Spas Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beaver Creek, Rifle Gap State Park, Vail Mountain Resort, Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Thermal Spas
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

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night
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Winter Park Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Vasquez Peak Wilderness, and then get in on the family fun at Colorado Adventure Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Winter Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Winter Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in December, things will get little chillier in Winter Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Winter Park

Wildlife Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Colorado Adventure Park
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Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Colorado Adventure Park ©
Colorado Adventure Park

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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.
On the 31st (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then walk around Cottonwood Creek Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Winter Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Winter Park, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cottonwood Creek Park ©
Cottonwood Creek Park

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