11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder .

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 46°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
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 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alpine Chapel, then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls. On your second day here, hike along Cascade Falls Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then hike along Perimeter Trail.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray online holiday planner .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in May: highs in Ouray hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Telluride
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, and then admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ouray to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Manitou Springs Incline, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alluvial Fan and Alberta Falls. Attractions like The Beach at Grand Lake and Many Parks Curve Overlook make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: hike along Emerald Lake Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes, and take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Beach at Grand Lake
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Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): shop like a local with Steamboat Art Company, then trek along Yampa River Core Trail, and then stroll through Yampa River Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs day trip app .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 78°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Holy Name Catholic Church ©
Holy Name Catholic Church
Steamboat Art Company ©
Steamboat Art Company

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