11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, then hike along Perimeter Trail, and then stroll through Cascade Falls Park.

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New York City to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Ouray, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Ouray: highs are around 71°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

1
night
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 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House and then delve into the distant past at Balcony House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Ouray in June, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Colorado City Historic District, examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Mueller State Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tee off at Grand Lake Golf Course and then ride a horse along Winding River Resort Stables. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain and then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday tool .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grand Lake
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Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Grand Lake Golf Course ©
Grand Lake Golf Course
Deer Mountain ©
Deer Mountain

2
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 17th (Sun), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Estes Park trip maker .

Estes Park is very close to Rocky Mountain National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Laura's Fine Candy ©
Laura's Fine Candy

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