11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, then stroll the grounds of Fort Logan National Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary maker website.

Shreveport to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Shreveport to Denver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Shreveport in October; daily highs in Denver reach 67°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Historic Site
Dinosaur Ridge
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Neighborhood
16th Street Mall
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and Old Colorado City. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mueller State Park and Bear Creek Nature Center. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Canon City and see The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Seven Bridges Trail, get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and walk around Garden of the Gods.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 27°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Hiking Trail
Seven Bridges Trail
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Winery / Vineyard
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
4.4

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then cruise along Ruins Road.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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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 7th (Wed), trek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail and then trek along Perimeter Trail. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ouray travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in November, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours
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Must see
Perimeter Trail
4.6
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
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Hiking Trail
Baby Bath Tubs Trail
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Montrose Water Sports Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Uncompahgre, and then do a tasting at Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ouray in November, you will find days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park are somewhat warmer (53°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

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