The fastest route is about 519 miles when driving through Wyoming via I-80. But I took my time and do a three-day road trip.
Each direction has amazing places to explore along the way so take your time enjoying the beautiful views and roadside stops.
You can pull off at a scenic byway to admire the sparkling Dillon Reservoir with the mountain peaks in the background.
Vail is very scenic with great shops and places to eat for a yummy snack inside Vail Village. It’s worth a quick stop to take in the fresh mountain air.
I didn’t take the time to stop in Breckenridge this time. Simply drive through the historic downtown area to take a stroll along the Blue River Rec Path.