8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
2
Denver
— 2 nights
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
4
Vail
— 1 night
5
Snowmass Village
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): walk around Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel planner.

San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-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. When traveling from San Antonio in March, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 9th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and then walk around Crown Hill Park. On the next day, engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Denver are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Crown Hill Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at The Crooked Key, thentake in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip planning tool.

You can fly from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Steamboat Springs is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Trails Winter Sports
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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Vail

Vail ©
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Mountain Resort.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vail trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in March: highs in Vail hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Vail

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort

2
nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Snowmass Village online holiday maker.

Getting from Vail to Snowmass Village by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vail in March: highs in Snowmass Village hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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