14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
Drive
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Canon City
— 1 day
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mother Cabrini Shrine, and then grab your bike and head to Mount Falcon Castle Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Cherry Creek Trail, then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of Golden History Museum & Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Denver, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Canon City.

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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with Lost Paddle Rafting and then stroll through Tunnel Drive.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Canon City tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Canon City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Canon City sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Lost Paddle Rafting ©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Lost Paddle Rafting
4.9

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then head outdoors with Backdoor Sports, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally fly down the slopes at Mount Werner.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Getting from Canon City to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and shuttle; or fly. In August, Steamboat Springs is little chillier than Canon City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Historic Site
Tread of Pioneers Museum
4.5
Backdoor Sports ©
Outdoor Activity
Backdoor Sports
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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 26th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, and finally trek along North Inlet Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Estes Cone Hike, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, then trek along Twin Sisters Peaks Trail, and finally hike along Lily Lake Trailhead.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip website.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Sheep Lakes ©
National Park
Sheep Lakes
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along Grizzly Creek Trail, then hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and then admire the verdant scenery at Roaring Fork Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, then grab your bike and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs road trip planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, plan for colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 64°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Hanging Lake Trail
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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 30th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stroll through Baby Bath Tubs Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum, and finally stroll through Bear Creek National Recreation Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in August: highs in Ouray hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Bear Creek Falls ©
Waterfall
Bear Creek Falls
4.8

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables, take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, then hike along San Juan River Walk, and finally view the masterpieces at Lantern Dancer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Lobo Overlook / Radio Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails
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Denver

Mile-High City

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver trip planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Denver by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pagosa Springs in September; daily highs in Denver reach 79°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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