14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+4
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train:  7​h
End: Philadelphia

3
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ouray trip itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Ouray is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in June; daily highs in Ouray reach 71°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Honeyville and then stroll through Purgatory Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Animas River Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip app .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

3
nights
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 North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and Garden of the Gods. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and North Pole - Santa's Workshop. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls and stroll through Manitou Springs Incline.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip planner .

You can fly from Durango to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Durango in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Springs Incline
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), learn about winemaking at Snowy Peaks Winery and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then get your game on at Tiny Town Miniature Golf, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Estes Park, The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Step out of the city life by going to Yampa River Core Trail and Steamboat Gondola. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Town Hot Springs and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park and take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs route planner .

You can do a combination of car and bus from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Steamboat Springs are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Old Town Hot Springs ©
Old Town Hot Springs

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