22 days in Colorado Itinerary

22 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Salida
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Pagosa Springs
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Durango
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Telluride
— 1 night
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Ouray
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Gunnison
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Crested Butte
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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
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Aspen
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Vail
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 6 nights
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Boulder
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Breckenridge
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Cañon City
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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. You've now added River Rafting & Tubing to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Salida trip maker app.

Colorado Springs to Salida is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.
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Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve vacation app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salida to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Salida in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.
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Pagosa Springs — 1 night

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 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs tour itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Pagosa Springs with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Durango.
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Durango — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Animas River Trail, Rim Trail/ Campus Loop and Soaring Tree Top Adventures. On the 2nd (Sun), hike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Animas River Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Durango vacation site.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Telluride.
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Telluride — 1 night

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Your day by day itinerary now includes Bridal Veil hike. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): hike along Jud Wiebe Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Telluride trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Telluride takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Telluride: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ouray.
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Ouray — 1 night

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Perimeter Trail. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ouray day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Ouray takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Ouray sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park — 1 night

The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pulpit Rock Overlook as well as North Rim. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall and then admire all the interesting features of South Rim Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of North Rim and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Overlook.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Gunnison.
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Gunnison — 1 night

The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Rim Rock Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Dillon Pinnacles and then hike along Rim Rock Trail.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gunnison road trip planning tool.

Drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Gunnison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June, with highs in Gunnison at 77°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Crested Butte.
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Crested Butte — 2 nights

Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Upper Loop to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), cruise along Kebler Pass and then stroll through Upper Loop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Crested Butte trip app.

Getting from Gunnison to Crested Butte by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Crested Butte are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Grand Junction.
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Grand Junction — 2 nights

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Schofield Pass and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Elbert.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction driving holiday planner.

Getting from Crested Butte to Grand Junction by car takes about 3 hours. In June, Grand Junction is a bit warmer than Crested Butte - with highs of 91°F and lows of 58°F. You'll set off for Glenwood Springs on the 11th (Tue).
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Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Grand Junction in June, plan for cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 46°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aspen.
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Aspen — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Buttermilk Mountain as well as Maroon Bells. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Buttermilk Mountain and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspen journey planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vail.
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Vail — 1 day

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.
Missouri Lake Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll through Missouri Lake Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vail trip planning tool.

Drive from Aspen to Vail in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, expect nights in Vail to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 6 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Adams Falls Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Many Parks Curve Overlook and Chasm Falls. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Vail to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vail in June, you will find days in Rocky Mountain National Park are warmer (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (54°F). You will leave for Boulder on the 20th (Thu).
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Boulder — 1 night

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Boulder Creek Path, then stroll through Flagstaff Mountain, and then explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Boulder trip simple and quick.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Boulder, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Breckenridge.
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Breckenridge — 1 night

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.
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip planner.

Drive from Boulder to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boulder in June, you will find days in Breckenridge are colder (60°F), and nights are little chillier (45°F). You'll set off for Cañon City on the 22nd (Sat).
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Cañon City — 1 day

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Helitours as well as Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours. On the 22nd (Sat), head outdoors with Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours and then see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cañon City vacation builder app.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Cañon City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in June, you will find days in Cañon City are much hotter (89°F), and nights are a bit warmer (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.