11 days in Glenwood Springs, Ouray & Montrose Itinerary

11 days in Glenwood Springs, Ouray & Montrose Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
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Ouray
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Montrose
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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 18th (Fri), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs holiday planner.

Fort Collins to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Fort Collins in September, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Trails · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Thermal Spas

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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Idarado Mine, trek along Perimeter Trail, walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, then test the waters at Ouray Hot Springs Pool, then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, and finally make a trip to Yankee Girl Mine.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray road trip site.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in September, you will find days in Ouray are somewhat warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montrose.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Off-Road Tours
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

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Montrose

Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. Explore Montrose's surroundings by going to Crested Butte (Crested Butte Mountain Resort & Kebler Pass), Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Painted Wall, &more) and Curecanti National Recreation Area (in Gunnison). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West, experience rural life at Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas, take the plunge with Ultimate Skydiving Adventures, and contemplate the waterfront views at Montrose Water Sports Park.

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You can drive from Ouray to Montrose in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ouray in September, you will find days in Montrose are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montrose

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West

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