11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark

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night
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 9th (Thu), stroll through Bear Creek Falls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray route planner .

Newark to Ouray is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Ouray. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get slightly colder in Ouray: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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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. On the 11th (Sat), trek along Piedra River Trail, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

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You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in August, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Canon City holiday tool .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Canon City in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, with highs in Canon City at 89°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and Red Rock Canyon. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, go for a walk through Pikes Peak, stroll through Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs planning app .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Canon City in August; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista River Park and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Buena Vista day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in August; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 77°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Climbing Tours

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nights
Aspen

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aspen holiday builder app .

Getting from Buena Vista to Aspen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Aspen sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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