31 days in Colorado Itinerary

31 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
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Breckenridge
— 5 nights
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Salida
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Grand Junction
— 4 nights
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Ouray
— 5 nights
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Durango
— 5 nights

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yampa River Botanic Park and Steamboat Gondola. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Kremmling (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: hike along Yampa River Core Trail, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Columbus to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Steamboat Springs is little chillier than Columbus - with highs of 72°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

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Hiking Trail
Yampa River Core Trail
4.8
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Historic Site
Tread of Pioneers Museum
4.5
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
4.7

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Boreas Pass Road and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Breckenridge: South Park City Museum (in Fairplay), Booth Falls Trail (in Vail) and Leadville (Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad & National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum). There's much more to do: hike along McCullough Gulch, sample the fine beverages at Breckenridge Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and make a trip to The O2 Lounge.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip planning app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in October, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are slightly colder, around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salida.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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3
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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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riverside Park and Vino Salida Wine Cellars. Step out of Salida to go to Buena Vista and see Buena Vista River Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Bungled Jungle, sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Salida trip planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Salida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in October: high temperatures in Salida hover around 65°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Salida

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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Art Gallery
The Bungled Jungle
4.9

4
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Doc Holliday's Grave and Kebler Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Lake Scenic Trail & The John Denver Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, relax and float downstream with Blue Sky Adventures, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs tour planner.

Traveling by car from Salida to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In October, Glenwood Springs is slightly colder than Salida - with highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Must see
Kebler Pass
4.7

4
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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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Mesa and James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction, look for gifts at Enstrom's, do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Junction road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Junction: highs are around 67°F and lows about 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Must see
Grand Mesa
4.7
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Neighborhood
Downtown Grand Junction
4.4
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Enstrom's
4.7

5
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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. Explore hidden gems such as Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and Yankee Boy Basin. Change things up with a short trip to Museum of the Mountain West in Montrose (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, hike along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ouray road trip planner.

Getting from Grand Junction to Ouray by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Junction in October, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are little chillier, around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Must see
Perimeter Trail
4.6

5
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Juan National Forest and Spruce Tree House. Change things up with a short trip to Bear Creek Falls in Telluride (about 2h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Animas River Trail, get a taste of life in the country at James Ranch Grill, look for gifts at Honeyville, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Durango travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in October: highs in Durango hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
James Ranch Grill
4.7

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