11 days in Ouray & Durango Itinerary

11 days in Ouray & Durango Itinerary

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11 days in Ouray & Durango Itinerary

Start: Ouray
1
Ouray
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Ouray

7
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. Get outdoors at Trimble Hot Springs and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Appreciate the collections at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and Museum of the Mountain West. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ouray: Durango (Honeyville & San Juan National Forest) and Creede (Last Chance Mine, Creede Underground Mining Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: see a world frozen in time at Animas Forks, take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray road trip planning app .

In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durango, Creede, Museum of the Mountain West, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bear Creek Falls
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San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

3
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), relax and float downstream with Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Trail Tours and then do a tasting at Fox Fire Farms Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, then explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

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Getting from Ouray to Durango by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in October, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (32°F). On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Durango

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cliff Palace, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, Fox Fire Farms Winery, The Anasazi Heritage Center
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The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours ©

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