15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Train to King's Cross St. Pancras station, Fly to Denver
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Canon City
— 2 nights
Fly

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nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park journey planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
Trail Ridge Road ©
Must see
Trail Ridge Road
4.9
Alberta Falls ©
Must see
Alberta Falls
4.8

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 12th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, and then trot along with Del's Triangle 3 Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs attractions planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 30°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Horseback Riding Tour
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
4.9

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Ridgway State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, and then hike along Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, stroll through Perimeter Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and finally trek along Cascade Falls Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Ouray takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June: highs in Ouray hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Must see
Yankee Boy Basin
4.7

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours, then trek along Animas River Trail, and then shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango trip builder site.

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.7

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, make a trip to Park Point, then trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Ruins Road, hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In June in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Spruce Tree House ©
Must see
Spruce Tree House
4.7
Long House ©
Must see
Long House
4.8

1
night
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 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, see Off-Road Tours, then hike along Piedra River Trail, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs journey planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 21st (Mon), whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, then get interesting insight from Royal Gorge Helitours, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally trek along Tunnel Drive. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Colorado Jeep Tours and then do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Canon City road trip app.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Canon City takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pagosa Springs in June; daily highs in Canon City reach 37°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Off-Road Tour
Colorado Jeep Tours
4.9
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Helicopter Tour
Royal Gorge Helitours
4.9

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