14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Ouray
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hike along Bear Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Yankee Boy Basin, then admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray online trip itinerary maker .

Newark to Ouray is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Ouray. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 75°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and River Rafting & Tubing. Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colorado Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle from Ouray to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Ouray in July, expect Colorado Springs to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Springs Incline
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Climbing Tours
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
River Rafting & Tubing

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 7th (Sat), do a tasting at Snowy Peaks Winery and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Beach at Grand Lake and then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park route planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Estes Park, The Beach at Grand Lake
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 10th (Tue), hike along Yampa River Core Trail and then stroll through Steamboat Gondola. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park and then take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs by combination of car and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Steamboat Springs, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

3
nights
Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then take a tour by water with Blue Sky Adventures, and then look for gifts at Sioux Villa Curio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs route maker .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Blue Sky Adventures ©
Blue Sky Adventures

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