14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
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Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Aspen
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 4 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 30th (Thu), examine the collection at Molly Brown House Museum, look for gifts at Dardano's Shoes, then look for gifts at Canvas and Cocktails, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary maker tool.

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. Traveling from New York City in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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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 2nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Crater Lake Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aspen online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Denver to Aspen by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Aspen at 81°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

2
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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 4th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Holzwarth Historic Site and then see the interesting displays at Moraine Park Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park visit planner.

Getting from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aspen in July: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 91°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

3
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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. Visiting Cascade Falls Park and Bear Creek National Recreation Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alpine Scenic Jeep Tours and Telluride Truffle. There's more to do: boost your wellbeing at Ouray Hot Springs Pool and walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ouray trip planner.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Ouray by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 74°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

4
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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.
Kids will enjoy San Juan National Forest and Piedra River Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Animas River Trail and Honeyville. Change things up with a short trip to Diamond Hitch Stables in Pagosa Springs (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Durango Community Recreation Center, trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, and stroll through Animas Mountain Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Durango road trip app.

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.