10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ouzel Falls and Winding River Resort Stables. Take a break from the city and head to Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing and Sheep Lakes. Explore Rocky Mountain National Park's surroundings by going to Pole Creek Golf Club (in Tabernash), Never Summer Mountain Products (in Grand Lake) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Mills Lake, and hike along East Inlet Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary app.

Louisville to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Louisville in September since evenings lows in Rocky Mountain National Park dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Ouzel  Falls ©
Ouzel Falls
Winding River Resort Stables ©
Winding River Resort Stables
Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing ©
Devil's Thumb Ranch Cross Country Skiing

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): trek along Grottos Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aspen travel route site.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Aspen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Aspen: highs are around 72°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Uncompahgre Gorge, hike along Baby Bath Tubs Trail, and then hike along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ophir Pass Trail and then explore the activities along Ice Lakes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Ouray online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Ouray takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Aspen in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Uncompahgre Gorge ©
Uncompahgre Gorge
Ophir Pass Trail ©
Ophir Pass Trail
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

Plan my trip to Pagosa Springs with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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