7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Knoxville
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Knoxville

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls and then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip site.

Knoxville to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Knoxville to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Knoxville in June, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Springs Incline
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

1
night
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 (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thendon't miss a visit to Oxygen Bar, and finally cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 4th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, thenget the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, browse the collection at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, see Off-Road Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio Grande Trail. On the next day, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
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Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Off-Road Tours

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