14 days in Ouray & Durango Itinerary

14 days in Ouray & Durango Itinerary

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14 days in Ouray & Durango Itinerary

Start: Ouray
1
Ouray
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Ouray

10
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. Visiting Ophir Pass Trail and Fourmile Falls Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ice Lakes Trail and Ouray Alchemist Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouray: Silverton (Middleton Motorsports, Silverton Historic Downtown, & more), Pagosa Springs (Rainbow Hot Springs & Piedra Falls) and Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Tomichi Point & Gunnison Point). There's still lots to do: trek along Cascade Falls Park, stroll through Perimeter Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Black Bear Pass, and identify plant and animal life at Lizard Head Wilderness.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouray road trip tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Ouray. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Telluride, Silverton, Pagosa Springs, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Lizard Head Wilderness
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Piedra Falls ©
Piedra Falls
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Ophir Pass Trail ©
Ophir Pass Trail

3
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.
On the 16th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Earthen Vessel Gallery and then hike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Million Dollar Highway and then delve into the distant past at Balcony House.

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Getting from Ouray to Durango by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Balcony House, Million Dollar Highway
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Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

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