8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway and then trek along Animas River Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Durango trip builder app.

Spokane to Durango is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in July, Durango is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
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Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocky Mountains and Horseback Riding Tours. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hanging Lake, take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Glenwood Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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River Rafting & Tubing
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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night
Steamboat Springs

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 (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online tour planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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nights
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 19th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path, hike along Lily Pad Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, thentrek along McCullough Gulch, and finally stroll through Wellington Trail.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge tour app.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lily Pad Lake, Vail Recreation Path, River Rafting & Tubing
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Lily Pad Lake ©
Lily Pad Lake
River Rafting & Tubing
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

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