30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Gulfport
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Aspen
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Ouray
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Pagosa Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Durango
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Estes Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Gulfport

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at F.M. Light & Sons and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Visiting Yampa River Core Trail and Routt National Forest will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

Gulfport to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Gulfport in June, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are little chillier (78°F), and nights are much colder (42°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
F.M. Light & Sons ©
F.M. Light & Sons

5
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Gene Taylor Sports and Cooper Corner Gallery. Visiting Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail will get you outdoors. On the 7th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, stop by The Emporium And Flying Circus, and hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Aspen, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Snowmass Village, Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

5
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of the Mountain West and Ouray Alchemist Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yankee Boy Basin and Route 550 Gifts. Change things up with a short trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Perimeter Trail, hike along Cascade Falls Park, stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Animas Forks.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ouray trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Ouray in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aspen in June: highs in Ouray hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Route 550 Gifts, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Museum of the Mountain West
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum

4
nights
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Bachelor Loop and Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piedra River Trail and Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Step out of Pagosa Springs with an excursion to Creede Historic Museum in Creede--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, look for gifts at Lantern Dancer, and take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs route planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Creede
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Purgatory Resort and San Juan National Forest. Escape the urban bustle at Bear Creek Falls and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: trek along Animas River Trail, stop by Honeyville, explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Durango holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. June in Durango sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Petroglyph Point Hike and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In June in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

2
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Head to Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Laura's Fine Candyfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Emerald Lake Trail and Many Parks Curve Overlook. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Grand Lake (Never Summer Mountain Products & The Beach at Grand Lake). The adventure continues: stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Estes Park online route planner.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June since evenings lows in Estes Park dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Explore hidden gems such as Manitou Springs Incline and Garden of the Gods Trading Post. Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Canon City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, stop by Downtown Manitou Springs, and admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
River Rafting & Tubing

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