8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Yampa River Core Trail, thentest your problem-solving skills at The Crooked Key, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs travel planner.

Washington DC to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for slightly colder days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, stroll through Hanging Lake Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, walk around The John Denver Sanctuary, and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs online trip builder.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
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Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

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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.
On the 29th (Wed), trek along McCullough Gulch, thencruise along Boreas Pass Road, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip builder.

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. In July in Breckenridge, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and Horseback Riding Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Manitou Springs Incline and Room Escape Games. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Breckenridge in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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