5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Denver
Fly + bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Crested Butte
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Denver

2
days
Ouray

Ouray, Colorado is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Ouray vacation builder.

Denver to Ouray is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in December, you will find days in Ouray are little chillier (34°F), and nights are about the same (17°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Ouray

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum

1
day
Crested Butte

The Town of Crested Butte is a Home Rule Municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see a world frozen in time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Crested Butte travel planner.

Getting from Ouray to Crested Butte by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Ouray in December, things will get little chillier in Crested Butte: highs are around 26°F and lows about 2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Crested Butte Mountain Resort

2
days
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 15th (Fri), hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains. On the next day, explore the activities along Hanging Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Crested Butte in December since evenings lows in Glenwood Springs dip to 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Spas & Wellness

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