7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Fly:  5 h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Houston

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Explore hidden gems such as Yampa River Botanic Park and Steamboat Gondola. Visiting Yampa River Core Trail and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, get interesting insight from Tours, and take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs route maker app.

Houston to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in July, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be colder, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area

1
night
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thentrek along Cub Lake Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Estes Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 23rd (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Denver Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Dinosaur Ridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Denver sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dinosaur Ridge, Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
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 24th (Fri), explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, thenfind something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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