9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route maker

Make it your trip
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen

— 2 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 28th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Buttermilk Mountain. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Aspen online trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to Aspen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Aspen reach 48°F and lows reach 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs holiday planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March in Steamboat Springs, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Estes Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, expect Estes Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 61°F and 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Spas · Scenic Drive

Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Ballpark Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Colorado Freedom Memorial.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denver online holiday maker.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.