10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 1 night
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): hike along Yampa River Core Trail and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs road trip tool.

Milwaukee to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milwaukee to Steamboat Springs. Traveling from Milwaukee in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Yampa River Core Trail
4.8

2
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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): cruise along Boreas Pass Road, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at McCullough Gulch. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, then examine the collection at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Israel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge tour planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in October, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are little chillier, around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ouray trip builder tool.

Drive from Breckenridge to Ouray in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Breckenridge in October, you will find days in Ouray are somewhat warmer (56°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Yankee Boy Basin
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Perimeter Trail
4.6
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Waterfall
Bear Creek Falls
4.8

3
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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.
Do your shopping at Scenic Aperture Gallery and Earthen Vessel Gallery. Let the collections at The Anasazi Heritage Center and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Silverton (San Juan County Historical Society & Million Dollar Highway). There's more to do: stroll through Animas River Trail and fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durango attractions site.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in October, expect nights in Durango to be little chillier, around 32°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spruce Tree House and Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Mesa Verde National Park and Petroglyph Point Hike. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Long House and contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In October in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Long House
4.8
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Must see
Spruce Tree House
4.7

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