10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel planner

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 2nd (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Yampa River Core Trail, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs attractions planning app.

New Braunfels to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 20.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Braunfels in June: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Estes Park Ride-A-Kart & Cascade Creek Mini-Golf, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally trek along Cub Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery.

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Getting from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 87°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then view the masterpieces at Cooper Corner Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Ouray

— 1 night
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum, then stroll through Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, and finally hike along Baby Bath Tubs Trail.

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Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Ouray hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Durango

— 2 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Earthen Vessel Gallery. Get outdoors at Petroglyph Point Hike and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Explore Durango's surroundings by going to Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez) and Long House (in Mesa Verde National Park). There's more to do: grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail and learn about winemaking at Four Leaves Winery.

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You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 44°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.