12 days in Denver & Ouray Itinerary

12 days in Denver & Ouray Itinerary

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12 days in Denver & Ouray Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Ouray
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

5
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park), Colorado Springs (United States Air Force Academy & Garden of the Gods) and Boulder (Valmont Bike Park, Pearl Street Mall, & more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip builder app .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Boulder, Colorado Springs, Winter Park Resort
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

5
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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 find plenty of places to visit near Ouray: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park), Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose) and Durango (Honeyville, Historic Downtown Durango, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, look for gifts at Telluride Trappings and Toggery, and relax and rejuvenate at Orvis Hot Springs.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ouray trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Denver to Ouray takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Ouray hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Durango, Ridgway, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Museum of the Mountain West, Telluride Trappings and Toggery
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