11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Ouray
— 3 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yankee Boy Basin and Ouray Alchemist Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Cascade Falls Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose) and Bear Creek Falls (in Telluride). The adventure continues: trek along Perimeter Trail and stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray sightseeing planner.

New York City to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ouray is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder days in Ouray, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Bear Creek Falls
4.8
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Yankee Boy Basin
4.7
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Perimeter Trail
4.6

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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. On the 7th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and then hike along Lost Man Trail.

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You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Aspen in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In July, daytime highs in Aspen are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Crater Lake Trail
4.5

2
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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 10th (Wed), stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, then get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Aspen in July, things will get a bit warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Visitor Center
Estes Park Visitor Center
4.6

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip website.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Waterfall
Helen Hunt Falls
4.5
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Geologic Formation
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
4.8

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