16 days in Colorado Itinerary

16 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Vail
— 3 nights
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Salida
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Aspen Music Festival and School. On the 7th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary site.

Manchester, UK to Aspen is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Aspen is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Manchester in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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University / School
Aspen Music Festival and School
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hanging Lake and Blue Sky Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave, grab your bike and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and look for gifts at Sioux Villa Curio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Aspen to Glenwood Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in June, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

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Hanging Lake
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Mountain
Rocky Mountains
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Booth Falls Trail and then take in nature's colorful creations at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vail vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Vail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Vail are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salida.

Things to do in Vail

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
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Salida

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salida trip planner.

Drive from Vail to Salida in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. When traveling from Vail in June, plan for much warmer days in Salida, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yankee Boy Basin and Perimeter Trail. Take a break from Ouray with a short trip to Bear Creek Falls in Telluride, about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and taxi from Salida to Ouray takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Salida, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Yankee Boy Basin
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Must see
Perimeter Trail
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Waterfall
Bear Creek Falls
4.8

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