11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
4
Ouray
— 4 nights

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, trek along Yampa River Core Trail, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Asheville to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Asheville to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asheville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Steamboat Springs, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Thu), cruise along Old Fall River Road, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, then explore the activities along Sprague Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, and finally explore the activities along Lily Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in August; daily highs in Rocky Mountain National Park reach 89°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then hike along Grottos Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the activities along Hanging Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs route planner.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, plan for colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 64°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Aspen
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

4
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Yankee Boy Basin and Imogene Pass. Appreciate the collections at Museum of the Mountain West and Ouray County Museum. When in Ouray, make a side trip to see Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, approximately Montrose away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Cascade Falls Park, identify plant and animal life at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, and stroll through Perimeter Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray driving holiday planner.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Montrose, Bear Creek Falls, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

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