22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Salida
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Telluride
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Gunnison
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Crested Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Vail
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
16
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Canon City
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Colorado Springs

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salida sightseeing planning website .

Colorado Springs to Salida is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In June in Salida, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Salida

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Salida to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salida in June since evenings lows in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Pagosa Springs. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature

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

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Soaring Tree Top Adventures ©
Soaring Tree Top Adventures
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail

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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. Bridal Veil hike has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Jud Wiebe Trail.

Plan trip to Telluride with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a shuttle from Durango to Telluride in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Durango, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Telluride, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Ouray.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Bridal Veil hike ©
Bridal Veil hike

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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've now added Perimeter Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Telluride to Ouray in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
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. On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall and then take a memorable drive along South Rim Road. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Rim and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock Overlook.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park road trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Ouray to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Ouray in June, you will find days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Gunnison.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall
Pulpit Rock Overlook ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook

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Gunnison

Gunnison
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.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gunnison travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Gunnison. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Gunnison: highs are around 77°F and lows about 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Gunnison

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Upper Loop has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Kebler Pass and then stroll through Upper Loop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Crested Butte online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gunnison to Crested Butte takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 41°F. You'll set off for Grand Junction on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
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. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Schofield Pass and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Elbert.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Crested Butte to Grand Junction takes 3 hours. Traveling from Crested Butte in June, things will get a bit warmer in Grand Junction: highs are around 91°F and lows about 58°F. You will leave for Glenwood Springs on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mount Elbert, Schofield Pass
Highlights from your plan
Mount Elbert ©
Mount Elbert
Schofield Pass ©
Schofield Pass

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Grand Junction, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Dominguez Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buttermilk Mountain as well as Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Buttermilk Mountain and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells.

Start your trip to Aspen by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Aspen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

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Vail

Vail ©
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. On the 14th (Fri), trek along Missouri Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vail tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Aspen to Vail in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in June, you will find days in Vail are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Lake Trail ©
Missouri Lake Trail

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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.
You've now added Adams Falls Trail to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Emerald Lake Trail and Chasm Falls. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Vail to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Vail in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 54°F at night. You will leave for Boulder on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Adams Falls Trail ©
Adams Falls Trail

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Boulder

Boulder ©
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), grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path, admire all the interesting features of Flagstaff Mountain, and then explore the stunning scenery at Eldorado Canyon.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boulder day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Boulder takes 1.5 hours. In June in Boulder, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Boulder

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Eldorado Canyon ©
Eldorado Canyon
Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain

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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.
To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge trip itinerary app .

Getting from Boulder to Breckenridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Boulder in June: highs in Breckenridge hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 45°F. You will leave for Canon City on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Canon City

Canon City ©
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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): relax and float downstream with Royal Gorge Rafting and then see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Canon City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for warmer days in Canon City, with highs around 89°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours

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