10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray 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 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Yankee Boy Basin, then admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

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Atlanta to Ouray is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Ouray, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Aspen route planner .

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Ouray in July, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Emerald Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Estes Park
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Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Step off the beaten path and head to North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and Room Escape Games. Visiting Climbing Tours and Pikes Peak - America's Mountain will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Climbing Tours
Room Escape Games

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