14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 45​min
End: Ocean City

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Wolf Creek Ski Resort and The Springs Resort & Spa. Go for a jaunt from Pagosa Springs to Creede to see Creede Historic Museum about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along San Juan Skyway and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs road trip tool .

Ocean City to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Ocean City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Creede Historic Museum, San Juan Skyway
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Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
San Juan Skyway ©
San Juan Skyway

2
nights
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 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Botanic Park, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then have fun at The Crooked Key, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, then stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, and then fly down the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs route app .

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Steamboat Springs by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pagosa Springs in December, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 29°F and lows at 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Spas

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Sunlight Mountain Resort, stroll around The John Denver Sanctuary, and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°F in Glenwood Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Spas Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Loveland Ski Area and Frisco Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Breckenridge Nordic Center, get engrossed in the history at 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. January in Breckenridge sees daily highs of 25°F and lows of 14°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Loveland Ski Area, 1883 Dillon Schoolhouse Museum, Frisco Adventure Park
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Boreas Pass Road ©
Boreas Pass Road
Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area
Breckenridge Nordic Center ©
Breckenridge Nordic Center

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Helen Hunt Falls and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Denver (Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Botanic Gardens, & more). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a taste of the local shopping with Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel planning site .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Breckenridge in January, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 18°F, while days are much warmer, around 46°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Denver, Commonwheel Artists Co-op, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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