15 days in Beaverton & Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Beaverton & Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Beaverton & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  15​min
1
Beaverton
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Portland

3
nights
Beaverton

Beaverton ©
Beaverton is a city in Washington County, in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Astoria Oregon Riverwalk and Astoria Column. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Willamette Valley Vineyards and Cape Meares Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaverton: Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (in Tillamook), Astoria-Megler Bridge (in Astoria) and EZ Orchards Fruit Market (in Salem). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, admire the majestic nature at Silver Falls State Park, and grab your bike and head to Fanno Creek Greenway Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaverton trip tool .

Portland to Beaverton is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a tram; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Beaverton, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Beaverton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Silver Falls State Park
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Willamette Valley Vineyards ©
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Astoria Column ©
Astoria Column

1
night
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, stop by Brownfield's, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then wander the streets of Downtown Estes Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Beaverton to Estes Park. Traveling from Beaverton to Estes Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Beaverton, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Photography Tours
Brownfield's ©
Brownfield's

1
day
Pagosa Springs

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 12th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, trek along Piedra River Trail, then view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Springs Resort & Spa.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Estes Park to Pagosa Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Estes Park in June: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 80°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Two Old Crows ©
Two Old Crows

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Earthen Vessel Gallery and Scenic Aperture Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Balcony House. Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton) and Spruce Tree House (in Mesa Verde National Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and hike along Animas River Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Durango travel planner .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Durango are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Million Dollar Highway
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, then make a trip to Alpine Chapel, then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum, hike along Cascade Falls Park, and then hike along Perimeter Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ouray tour planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Ouray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in June, you will find days in Ouray are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Telluride
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

1
night
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 18th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, then take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ouray, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Doc Holliday's Grave ©
Doc Holliday's Grave

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Wed), stop by Enstrom's, then do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): do a tasting at Talon Winery, learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, then do a tasting at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Junction online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for much hotter days in Grand Junction, with highs around 91°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Palisade
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Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

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