7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chattanooga
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Palisade
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
+3
Shuttle + Foot + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
End: Chattanooga

1
night
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 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Howelsen Hill Ski Area. On the next day, hit the slopes at Mount Werner, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Chattanooga to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chattanooga to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in April: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 52°F and lows are around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Steamboat Powdercats ©
Steamboat Powdercats

1
night
Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Thu), do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, then visit Downtown Grand Junction, then learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Palisade trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Palisade takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in April: high temperatures in Palisade hover around 64°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Downtown Grand Junction
Highlights from your plan
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Rifle Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Palisade to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Palisade in April, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be little chillier, around 25°F, while days are cooler, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Rifle Falls, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Gold Run Nordic Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 10, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Sally Barber Mine Trail, and finally fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. May in Breckenridge sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 31°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mayflower Gulch, Sally Barber Mine Trail
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Gold Run Nordic Center ©
Gold Run Nordic Center
Peak 10 ©
Peak 10
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

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