14 days in Colorado & Dodge City Itinerary

14 days in Colorado & Dodge City Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado & Dodge City Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Silverton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Dodge City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Tulsa

1
night
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour, and then see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along San Juan Skyway, get to know the fascinating history of Black Bear Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Alpine Loop.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Silverton road trip planning site .

Tulsa to Silverton is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Silverton. When traveling from Tulsa in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Silverton: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Silverton

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ouray, Colorado, Black Bear Pass
Highlights from your plan
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour ©
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the activities along Animas River, then delve into the distant past at Aztec Ruins National Monument, and then take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Durango Community Recreation Center, explore and take pictures at The Terraces at James Ranch, then get engrossed in the history at Animas Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Durango online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Silverton to Durango takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Silverton in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lake City.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Aztec Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Animas River ©
Animas River
Aztec Ruins National Monument ©
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Durango Community Recreation Center ©

2
nights
Lake City

Lake City ©
The Town of Lake City is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Hinsdale County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lake City trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Durango to Lake City in 4 hours. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lake City, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 51°F. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off toColorado Springs.

Things to do in Lake City

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum ©
Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum

3
nights
Colorado Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and finally explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Conference Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then appreciate the history behind Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, and then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Highlights from your plan
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

4
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dillon Reservoir and Alluvial Fan. Kids will appreciate attractions like Keystone Lake and Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. Go for a jaunt from Rocky Mountain National Park to Walden to see State Forest State Park about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake and trek along Cub Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Walden, Keystone Lake, Dillon Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Keystone Lake ©
Keystone Lake
State Forest State Park ©
State Forest State Park

1
night
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Home of Stone, then take an in-depth tour of Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, then get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, and finally meet the residents at Dodge City Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dodge City vacation builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rocky Mountain National Park to Dodge City. The time zone difference when traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park to Dodge City is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Dodge City can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

The Big Well
Highlights from your plan
The Big Well ©
The Big Well
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame ©
Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame

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