13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 day
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Telluride
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Alamosa
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver

Mile-High City

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.
On the 11th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Roxborough State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver day trip planner.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Denver is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
You've now added Hanging Lake to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), test the waters at Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and then explore the activities along Hanging Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in July; daily highs in Glenwood Springs reach 68°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas · Nature · Parks

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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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yankee Boy Basin and Ouray Hot Springs Pool. Get outdoors at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop & Guide Service and Ridgway State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Kendall Mountain in Silverton (about 44 minutes away). It doesn't end there: stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and get in on the excitement at Ouray Ice Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ouray day trip app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. You've now added Bootdoctors Telluride to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls and then head outdoors with Bootdoctors Telluride.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Telluride trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Telluride takes 1.5 hours. July in Telluride sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop and then explore the striking landscape of San Juan National Forest.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Telluride to Durango by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Telluride in July, you will find days in Durango are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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 19th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa and then stroll through Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Durango to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durango in July: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alamosa.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

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Alamosa

Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alamosa travel route builder app.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Alamosa in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Alamosa can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Garden of the Gods and North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Step out of the city life by going to The Broadmoor Seven Falls and Palmer Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Alamosa to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Alamosa in July, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.