8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouray
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 day

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs day trip planner.

Miami to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in October, expect Steamboat Springs to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

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 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Frisco Historic Park and Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then hike along Booth Falls Trail. On the next day, examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, then hike along McCullough Gulch, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip planning app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in October, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are slightly colder, around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Glenwood Springs, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails

Side Trip

Ouray

— 1 night
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, stroll through Perimeter Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Ouray trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in October: highs in Ouray hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Durango

— 3 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 18th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stroll through Animas River Trail. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Petroglyph Point Hike.

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Traveling by car from Ouray to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in October, expect nights in Durango to be little chillier, around 32°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.