60 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Northwest Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Winter Park
— 8 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 15 min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 11 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Grand Junction
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Aspen
— 16 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Vail
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Keystone
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Zurich

8
nights
Winter Park

Winter Park ©
Winter Park is a home rule municipality in Grand County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Winter Park side-trips: Grand Lake (Winding River Resort Stables, Grand Lake Nordic Center, &more), Columbine Lake Trail (in Fraser) and Granby (High Country Trails & Monarch Lake Loop Trail). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, fly down the slopes at Granby Ranch, explore the striking landscape at Byers Canyon, and get lost in a book at Fraser Valley Library.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Winter Park vacation site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Winter Park is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Winter Park is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Zurich in March: high temperatures in Winter Park hover around -4°C and lows are around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Winter Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grand Lake, Fraser, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Spas
Fraser Valley Library ©
Fraser Valley Library

11
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Steamboat Springs: Latigo Ranch (in Kremmling), Elk River Guest Ranch (in Clark) and Craig (Wyman Living History Museum & Museum of Northwest Colorado). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, get lost in a book at Bud Werner Memorial Library, take in the exciting artwork at Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Winter Park to Steamboat Springs by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Winter Park in March: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 8°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Craig, Latigo Ranch, Elk River Guest Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Spas

7
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. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Junction side-trips: Rifle Branch Library (in Rifle), Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway) and Clark Family Orchards (in Palisade). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, take in breathtaking views at Dominguez Canyon, look for gifts at Enstrom's, and tour or see a game at Get Air At The Silo.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Junction trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Grand Junction takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In April, Grand Junction is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Rifle Branch Library, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Lincoln Park Complex ©
Lincoln Park Complex
Canyon View Park ©
Canyon View Park

16
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas, Cooper Corner Gallery, &more) and Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, hit the slopes at Aspen Mountain / Ajax, and stroll through Aspen Highlands.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aspen travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in April, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 13°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Snowmass Village, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax

10
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.
Explore Vail's surroundings by going to Frisco (Frisco Adventure Park & Frisco Historic Park and Museum) and Breckenridge (Main Street, Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, &more). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Vail Mountain Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Vail Interfaith Chapel, explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, and examine the collection at Walking Mountains Science Center.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vail online route builder.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Aspen in April: high temperatures in Vail hover around 1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Keystone.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Frisco, Wolcott, Copper Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Vail Pass Path ©
Vail Pass Path
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Vail Valley Escape Room ©
Vail Valley Escape Room

6
nights
Keystone

Keystone ©
Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Blue River Trail (in Silverthorne) and Breckenridge (Sapphire Point Overlook, Barney Ford Victorian House, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Loveland Pass, fly down the slopes at Keystone Ski Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arapahoe Basin, and glide through natural beauty at Sally Barber Mine Trail.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Keystone online journey planner.

Getting from Vail to Keystone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vail in May, things will get little chillier in Keystone: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Dillon Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area
Loveland Pass ©
Loveland Pass
Peak 10 ©
Peak 10