15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route planner
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Silverthorne, CO, Taxi to Breckenridge
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Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Fly
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Telluride
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Grottos Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. Go for a jaunt from Aspen to Glenwood Springs to see Cooper Corner Gallery about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rio Grande Trail, pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and take a memorable drive along Cottonwood Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planning site.

Montgomery to Aspen is an approximately 7-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. Traveling from Montgomery in September, expect nights in Aspen to be cooler, around 41°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Steamboat Springs — 3 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Take a break from the city and head to Steamboat Gondola and Yampa River Core Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest, fly down the slopes at Outlaw Mountain Coaster, and admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker app.

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. September in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 3 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

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 out of the city life by going to Boreas Pass Road and McCullough Gulch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guanella Pass and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Breckenridge: Vail (Vail Recreation Path & Booth Falls Trail). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir, examine the collection at Barney Ford Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, you will find days in Breckenridge are a bit cooler (58°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Telluride.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Telluride — 3 nights

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bear Creek Falls and Off-Road Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Perimeter Trail and Cornet Creek Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Telluride side-trips: Ouray (Cascade Falls Park & Imogene Pass) and Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum (in Ridgway). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Main Street and contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Telluride trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Breckenridge to Telluride takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in September, you will find days in Telluride are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 3 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Escape the urban bustle at Emerald Lake Trail and Lily Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Sprague Lake and Old Fall River Road. There's still lots to do: trek along Cub Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Telluride to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Telluride in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Colorado travel guide

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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.
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