14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + bus + foot + Fly:  18​h
End: London

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then trek along Animas River Trail, and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Durango trip app .

London, UK to Durango is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): go deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Perimeter Trail, go deep underground at Idarado Mine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, and finally trek along Bear Creek Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouray road trip planning site .

Drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for little chillier days in Ouray, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Idarado Mine
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Get outdoors at Rio Grande Trail and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Rocky Mountains. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells and appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Aspen journey planning tool .

Drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in July: highs in Aspen hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola and then fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip tool .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Steamboat Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look for gifts at Never Summer Mountain Products, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and finally explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Never Summer Mountain Products
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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