11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h
1
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Ouray
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 7th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Junction vacation planning website .

New York City to Grand Junction is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Junction is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 89°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Palisade
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Talon Winery ©
Talon Winery
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

2
nights
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 9th (Sat), tour the water at your own pace with Blue Sky Adventures and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Grand Junction in June, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be a bit cooler, around 45°F, while days are cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Horseback Riding Tours
Blue Sky Adventures ©
Blue Sky Adventures
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

1
night
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 11th (Mon): have fun at Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs online travel planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are a bit cooler (39°F). On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Old Town Hot Springs ©
Old Town Hot Springs
Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide ©
Steamboat Springs Alpine Slide

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, then trek along Piedra River Trail, and then soothe aching muscles at The Springs Resort & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Steamboat Springs to Pagosa Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Pagosa Springs can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

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 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, then admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. On your second day here, stroll through Cascade Falls Park, hike along Perimeter Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ouray driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in June: highs in Ouray hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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