8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Huntsville
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 15 min
1
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 15 min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Palisade
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Cortez
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h
End: Huntsville

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Breckenridge online travel route builder.

Huntsville to Breckenridge is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Breckenridge. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Huntsville in March, with highs in Breckenridge at 33°F and lows at 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Frisco Adventure Park
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Spas
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

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 18th (Wed): stroll through Steamboat Gondola, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Breckenridge in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Spas
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, learn about winemaking at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, then do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at St Kathryn Cellars, visit Downtown Grand Junction, then learn about winemaking at Grande River Vineyards & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Talon Winery.

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You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Palisade in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, expect Palisade to be somewhat warmer, temps between 60°F and 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Downtown Grand Junction
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St Kathryn Cellars ©
St Kathryn Cellars
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery

2
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 21st (Sat), delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and then explore the ancient world of Hovenweep National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum., appreciate the history behind Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and then get engrossed in the history at The Anasazi Heritage Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cortez online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Palisade to Cortez in 4 hours. Traveling from Palisade in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Cortez, with lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dolores, Mesa Verde National Park
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

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night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs online route planner.

Traveling by car from Cortez to Pagosa Springs takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cortez in March, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are a bit cooler (51°F), and nights are about the same (24°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

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