Discover The Great West

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Walk in the steps of dinosaurs, indulge in a hot springs soak, hike a waterfall, explore adorable towns and more on this six-day trip through Colorado's West.

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5 Steps to Care for Coloradans

As Colorado continues to take steady and thoughtful steps to reopening, the health and safety of visitors remains our highest priority. Here are some ways to be conscientious and caring on your adventures, while ensuring you make the most out of every second of your vacation. Learn More >>

Day
1
Activity
Drive Trail Ridge Road Scenic Byway

Soaring to an elevation of 12,183, Trail Ridge Road passes through Rocky Mountain National Park between the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake and is one of the best ways to see the Continental Divide as it cuts through Colorado.

Sagebrush BBQ in Grand Lake Photo
Lunch
Sagebrush BBQ & Grill

Not just great barbecue! Historical setting - original jail doors from the 1880s. Throw peanuts on the floor!

Activity
Trail Ridge Marina

Rent a fishing boat or pontoon and spend the day on the waters of Shadow Mountain and Grand lakes, with the Rocky Mountains as a spectacular…

Dinner
Cork on the Water
Fresh seasonal menus — extensive wine and cocktail selections — gorgeous lakefront patio. Reservations recommended.
Activity
The World's End Brewpub and Inn
A family-run inn and brew pub near Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand Lake
Lodging
Daven Haven Lodge/Back Street Steakhouse

Daven Haven Lodge, near Rky Mtn Natl Park.  16 cabins, kitchens, fireplaces/pets, WiFi. Backstreet Steahouse/Lounge/Patio has fine steaks,…

Day
2
Breakfast
Lulu City
Lulu City serves up coffee, doughnuts and gelato every day from 7am-7pm.
Insider's Tip
Drive to Granby

From the byway's end in Grand Lake, you'll continue south on Hwy. 34 for about 15 miles until you reach the town of Granby.

Activity
Grand Elk Golf Club

Grand Elk is Colorado's only Craig Stadler Signature golf course, and our Heathland-style course provides a taste of the Scottish Highlands in the…

Lunch
Grand Elk Grille
The Grand Elk Grille – specializing in great, golf-casual food including outstanding salads, burgers and sandwiches. Open for lunch and dinner with…
Activity
Hike the Fraser River Trail

This 5-mile paved path connects Fraser to Winter Park. Keep your eye out for wildlife as you hike, particularly beaver, moose, deer and herons.

Dinner
Pepe Osaka's Fishtaco Tequila Bar and Grill
A Latin-Asian fusion restaurant, Pepe Osaka’s Fishtaco Tequila Bar and Grill serves a variety of unique menu items ranging from nachos to sushi…
Activity
Horseback Riding at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Giddy-up along acres of scenic trails with the experienced guides at Devil's Thumb Ranch.

Lodging
Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is a highly regarded and environmentally friendly year-round Ranch resort and spa offering rustically upscale…

Day
3
Breakfast
Hallowed Grounds Coffee
We offer freshly-baked breakfast pastries and bread from our bakery, a full selection of coffee, latte, chai, juice, beer, wine and more, plus daily…
Insider's Tip
Head to Hot Sulphur Springs

After breakfast, drive about 26 miles northwest on Hwy. 40 until you reach the town of Hot Sulphur Springs.

Activity
Pioneer Village Museum
Discover early tools of Grand County inhabitants, pioneer clothing and historic Grand County artifacts on display at the museum housed in the…
Lunch
Rocky Mountain Outfitters and The Bait Shop Grill
Rocky Mountain Outfitters and The Bait Shop Grill offers guided fishing excursions and has a restaurants serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner from…
Activity
Drive to the top of the Cliffs of Kremmling

This sandstone formation towers over half the town of Kremmling, offering amazing panoramic views.

Dinner
Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant
Family-owned Mexican restaurant in Kremmling, Colorado.
Activity
The Dean West Restaurant & Brewstillery
Stop for an after-dinner drink or have your whole meal at the world's first brewstillery and restaurant designed to make you feel like your in a pub…
Lodging
Allington Inn & Suites of Kremmling

Centrally located. Spectacular views of the Kremmling Cliffs. Indoor Pool/Hot Tub, Free Breakfast, Fitness Rm, Business Ctr, Conference Rm, WIFI,…

Day
4
Breakfast
Big Shooter Coffee
Your local coffee hub with monthly specials, breakfast burritos and more.
Insider's Tip
Head to Steamboat Springs

Drive an hour northwest on Hwy. 40 to experience the welcoming Western hospitality — and stunning mountains and valleys — of Steamboat Springs.

Activity
Take a Scenic Gondola Ride

Soar high over Steamboat Springs as you make your way to Mount Werner, with spectacular views you can't get from the ground

Activity
F.M. Light and Sons

Outfittin' the West for 113 years and five generations! We are a historic western store in downtown Steamboat Springs. We were founded in 1905,…

Dinner
Cafe Diva
Savor a wine from our extensive international list amidst the elegant surroundings of our two dining rooms, or on our gardenside patio.
Activity
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Imagine relaxing in 104 degree mineral water while Steamboat's famous Champagne Powder® gently collects in the surrounding forest. Enjoy a massage…

Lodging
The Steamboat Grand

With the resort right out the front door, The Steamboat Grand Hotel has lodging to fit every need, from five-bedroom penthouses to hotel rooms…

Day
5
Breakfast
Freshies
Freshies has been serving fresh and entirely hand-prepared breakfast and lunch for 10 years in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Activity
Old Town Hot Springs
Four 104-degree spring-fed pools. 230-foot water slides, climbing wall.
Insider's Tip
Make Your Way to Craig

Jump back on Hwy. 40 and travel west for 42 miles until you reach the charming city of Craig.

Lunch
The Seasoned Brisket
A fusion of BBQ and vegetarian deliciousness, located by the old drive-in theater on the east side of Craig. Locals love the in-house smoked brisket…
Activity
Elkhead Reservoir State Park

West of Steamboat Springs near Craig, the scenic 900 acre reservoir offers a great warm water fishery, 15 basic camp sites, beaches, boat ramp and…

Insider's Tip
Next Stop: Meeker

Cruise about 48 miles southwest to Meeker, where you'll find history, wide-open wilderness and small-town vibes.

Dinner
Mexican House
Mexican house is a restaurant with excellent service and delicious Mexican food. We are pleased to welcome residents and visitors to this beautiful…
Activity
White River Museum

White River Museum, housed in 1880s U.S. Army officer quarters, showcases early pioneers and the stories and artifacts they left behind, including…

Lodging
Blue Spruce Inn

The Blue Spruce Inn located in beautiful historic Meeker, Colorado. Clean, comfortable rooms, indoor hot tub, exercise room, complimentary…

Day
6
Insider's Tip
Start the Day with a Drive

One hour west, your breakfast awaits in the town of Rangley.

Breakfast
Morning Munchies at Main Street Cafe

Have a massive cinnamon roll before continuing on your day in Rangely.

Activity
The TANK, Center for Sonic Arts

A sonic wonder, a seven-story steel water tank with a deep reverb, longer and richer than the Taj Mahal's. For Open Saturdays, 9am-1pm, experience…

Insider's Tip
Make Sure to Reserve the Tank

Reservations are required to visit the Tank, and there many be limits to how many people can tour the space at a time.

Lunch
Giovanni's Italian Grill

Established in 2003, Giovanni's uses their time-tested recipes to create mouth-watering homemade sauces, pizza dough, Italian meatballs, and…

Activity
Dinosaur Diamond - Scenic and Historic Byway

512 miles of amazing historic and pre historic towns, outdoor recreation and national treasures, through Colorado and Utah. Stunning scenery,…

Dinner
El Agave Mexican Restaurant

We provide authentic Mexican food with one goal in mind, to bring you the best, most original flavors from our home in Mexico for breakfast, lunch…

Activity
Dinosaur National Monument

At Dinosaur National Monument, explore craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago world where the largest land creatures of all time once…

Lodging
Moosehead Lodge
Located right off Main Street in Rangely, The Moosehead Lodge is an ideal place for one-time stays and extended stays. We offer cabins with micro…