2 days in Telluride & Buena Vista Itinerary

2 days in Telluride & Buena Vista Itinerary

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2 days in Telluride & Buena Vista Itinerary

Start: Cortez
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Telluride
— 1 day
bus + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Cortez

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day
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alpine Chapel, and then trek along Jud Wiebe Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Telluride trip planner .

Cortez to Telluride is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cortez in September: highs in Telluride hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Alpine Chapel ©
Alpine Chapel

1
night
Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cottonwood Pass. On the 10th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours and then take a memorable drive along Cottonwood Pass.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista attractions planner.

Do a combination of bus and car from Telluride to Buena Vista in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Telluride, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buena Vista, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cottonwood Pass
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Cottonwood Pass ©
Cottonwood Pass
River Rafting & Tubing

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