8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, thenfind something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

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Houston to Colorado 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in June: highs in Colorado Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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Breckenridge

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 21st (Sun): mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, thentrek along McCullough Gulch, and then admire all the interesting features of Boreas Pass Road. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Booth Falls Trail, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stroll through Vail Recreation Path.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge visit planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in June, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Vail, South Park City Museum
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in June: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 25th (Thu), cast your line with a fishing tour, trek along Yampa River Core Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with an extreme tour, thencontemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs route maker site.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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

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