15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Frisco
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
4
Ouray
— 3 nights
5
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights

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Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides and Loveland Pass. Kids will appreciate attractions like South Park City Museum and Vail Recreation Path. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frisco: Colorado Adventure Center (in Idaho Springs) and Georgetown Firefighting Museum (in Georgetown). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Frisco Bay Marina, get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, don't miss a visit to Oxygen Bar, and examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Frisco trip builder tool.

Denver to Frisco is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for much colder days in Frisco, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Loveland Pass, Colorado Adventure Center, Georgetown Firefighting Museum, South Park City Museum
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Loveland Pass ©
Loveland Pass
Frisco Bay Marina ©
Frisco Bay Marina
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

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Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yampa River Botanic Park and Steamboat Lake State Park. Attractions like Del's Triangle 3 Ranch and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: hike along Yampa River Core Trail, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Frisco to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Frisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Clark
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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Aspen

Aspen ©
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 14th (Fri), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Aspen Music Festival and School, let the river carry you with Elk Mountain Expeditions, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then see Off-Road Tours, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aspen tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Aspen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Aspen Music Festival and School ©
Aspen Music Festival and School
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yankee Boy Basin and Off-Road Tours. Attractions like Perimeter Trail and Imogene Pass make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: hike along Cascade Falls Park, get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Yankee Girl Mine.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Ouray takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Aspen in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Off-Road Tours, Bear Creek Falls
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Imogene Pass ©
Imogene Pass
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

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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.
Bring the kids along to Manitou Springs Incline and Play Dirty ATV Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helen Hunt Falls and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (Lost Paddle Rafting & Royal Gorge Helitours). The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park, and get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Ouray to Colorado Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Ouray - with highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Springs Incline, Play Dirty ATV Tours
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Lost Paddle Rafting ©
Lost Paddle Rafting
Play Dirty ATV Tours ©
Play Dirty ATV Tours
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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