14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Denver
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Denver

3
days
Colorado Springs

National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Take a break from the city and head to Manitou Springs Incline and Garden of the Gods. Explore hidden gems such as North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and Arcade Amusements, Inc. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route planning tool .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rio Grande Trail and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aspen online route planner .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In June, Aspen is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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River Rafting & Tubing
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

2
days
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

3
days
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Perimeter Trail and Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yankee Boy Basin and Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall. There's more to do: hike along Cascade Falls Park and stroll through Horsethief Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ouray trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Steamboat Springs to Ouray in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from Steamboat Springs, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Animas River Trail and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as San Juan National Forest and Purgatory Resort. There's more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback and examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Durango driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Durango hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Horseback Riding Tours

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