17 days in Colorado Itinerary

17 days in Colorado Itinerary

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17 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Durango
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Riga

1
night
Estes Park

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.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake and then stroll through The Beach at Grand Lake. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake and then cast your line with Trout Haven Fishing Pond.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Estes Park travel itinerary planner .

Riga, Latvia to Estes Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Riga to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riga in August, you will find days in Estes Park are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake
Trout Haven Fishing Pond ©
Trout Haven Fishing Pond
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

3
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Visiting Dillon Reservoir and Vail Mountain Resort will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at White River National Forest and Gore Creek Fly Fishing. On the 9th (Tue), do a day of snowy sightseeing with Breckenridge Ski Resort.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge day trip app .

You can drive from Estes Park to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in August: highs in Breckenridge hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail, White River National Forest, Dillon Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Dillon Reservoir ©
Dillon Reservoir
White River National Forest ©
White River National Forest
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Escape the urban bustle at Yampa River Core Trail and Yampa Valley Anglers. Step off the beaten path and head to Tread of Pioneers Museum and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, take a leisurely stroll along Rotary Park Boardwalk, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planning app .

Take a bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Breckenridge in August, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

2
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 13th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves and then let the river carry you with Rock Gardens Rafting.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Rock Gardens Rafting ©
Rock Gardens Rafting
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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. On the 15th (Mon), stop by Telluride Trappings and Toggery, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at San Juan County Historical Society and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silverton Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ouray attractions planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, you will find days in Ouray are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Silverton, Telluride
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Silverton Mountain ©
Silverton Mountain

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.
Get in touch with nature at San Juan National Forest and Flexible Flyers Rafting. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Animas River Trail and Wolf Creek Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: stroll through Animas Mountain Trail and trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango road trip planner .

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in August: highs in Durango hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

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