25 days in Ouray & Colorado Springs Itinerary

25 days in Ouray & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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25 days in Ouray & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Ouray
1
Ouray
— 21 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
End: Ouray

21
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, South Rim Road, & more), Montrose (Museum of the Mountain West & Ute Indian Museum) and Silverton (San Juan County Historical Society, Ice Lakes Trail, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, take an in-depth tour of Ouray County Museum, and trek along Perimeter Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray tour itinerary planner .

Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Telluride, Ridgway, Silverton, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison
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Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): walk around Garden of the Gods, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and then hike along Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at United States Air Force Academy and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Ouray to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Ouray in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 79°F and lows about 51°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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