15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+3
Fly + foot + bus + Drive:  9​h
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Mosca
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan, then take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park vacation app .

Toronto, Canada to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Rocky Mountain National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Toronto in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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 13th (Thu), stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and finally partake in some friendly competition at The Crooked Key. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park and then hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip planner .

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In June, Steamboat Springs is a bit cooler than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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

1
night
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 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, trek along Yankee Boy Basin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alpine Chapel, then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls. Keep things going the next day: hike along Cascade Falls Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then trek along Perimeter Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ouray online road trip planner .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Ouray by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, you will find days in Ouray are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Telluride
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

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 17th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Purgatory Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Durango day trip planning website .

Getting from Ouray to Durango by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Durango hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Long House.

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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, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. On the 20th (Thu), admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Gators Reptile Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at San Luis State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Zapata Falls.

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You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Mosca in 4 hours. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mosca, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls
Great Sand Dunes National Park ©
Great Sand Dunes National Park

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, stroll through Aspen Snowmass and then hike along Difficult Creek Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Aspen road trip app .

You can drive from Mosca to Aspen in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Difficult Creek Trail ©
Difficult Creek Trail

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