11 days in Durango & Denver Itinerary

11 days in Durango & Denver Itinerary

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11 days in Durango & Denver Itinerary

Denver
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Durango
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Denver
— 3 nights
Denver

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Ouray Alchemist Museum and Toh-Atin Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Perimeter Trail and San Juan National Forest. Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Bear Creek Falls (in Telluride), Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton) and Ouray (Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Animas River Trail, browse the exhibits of Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum, trek along Piedra River Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Durango trip itinerary builder.

Denver to Durango is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in October since evenings lows in Durango dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ouray, Pagosa Springs, Million Dollar Highway, Bear Creek Falls
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Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Ouray Alchemist Museum

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Denver

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Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Emerald Lake Trail and Cherry Creek State Park. Dinosaur Ridge and Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception will appeal to history buffs. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Guanella Pass (in Georgetown), Roxborough State Park (in Littleton) and Aspen and Evergreen Gallery (in Estes Park). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Durango in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Denver, with lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Roxborough State Park, Cherry Creek State Park, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, Dinosaur Ridge
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Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

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