To help you start planning your next Southwestern Colorado vacation, we asked some local experts to put together some fantastic itineraries. Each of the itineraries featured below offers you a taste of something special Southwestern Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West has to offer.

Day 1: Denver to Vail Stop and enjoy scenic Idaho Springs, Copper Mountain, Shrine Pass, and Vail Pass along the way Stay in Vail or beautiful Edwards along Eagle Creek Day 2: Vail to Aspen From Minturn to Tennessee Pass, Leadville, the Arkansas... more
"2 Million Acres of Awesome Possibilities - Pure and Simple" Day 1: Suggested mid day arrival Denver to Gunnison via plane or car Arrive Gunnison and stay two nights Day 2: Take a float trip on either the Gunnison or Taylor Rivers Visit Gunnison's ... more
View railway history from the comfort of your own car. Day 1: Depart Denver for Gunnison Stay in Gunnison Day 2: Learn some History Visit the Pioneer and Train Museum and learn all about the railways in Gunnison County. Travel to Historical Tin Cup... more
Day 1: Denver to Aspen From I-70 drive Tennessee Pass through Leadville, the Arkansas headwaters, and Twin Lakes where you will be greeted by a facade police officer at the entrance to town. Stop and view any one the many historic railways, towns,... more
In Gunnison-Crested Butte the best of Colorado surrounds you. If you visit, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, boating, jeeping, rock climbing, rafting, and horseback riding. The Gunnison National Forest... more
Day One Overnight in Salida Recommended Activities: Rent a townie bike and cruise around historic Salida Duckie or raft trip on the Arkansas River (1/2 or full day) Fish in town on the Arkansas River, Sand or Frantz Lakes (1/2 day),  Visit the... more