37 days in Colorado Itinerary

37 days in Colorado Itinerary

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37 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Durango
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Buena Vista
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Vail
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h
9
Fort Collins
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

3
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. Step out of the city life by going to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Yankee Boy Basin. Step out of Ouray with an excursion to Painted Wall in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Chief Ouray Mine Trail, contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and trek along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Ouray trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Ouray due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 72°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall

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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Pagosa Springs (Treasure Falls & Piedra River Trail) and Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace, Nordenskiold #16 Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, sample the fine beverages at Durango Craft Spirits, view the masterpieces at Scenic Aperture Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Castle Rock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango trip website .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Durango hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Pagosa Springs
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Get outdoors at Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary website .

Getting from Durango to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Durango in June, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, then stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Canon City trip maker site .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Canon City can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Gold Mine Rock Shop ©
The Gold Mine Rock Shop

2
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at McPhelemy Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pike National Forest.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Buena Vista takes 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Canon City in June: high temperatures in Buena Vista hover around 79°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Pike National Forest
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy ©
Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

4
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.
Get outdoors at Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail & River Rafting & Tubing). On the 3rd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aspen route planner .

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Aspen sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
nights
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.
Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Vail Mountain Resort will get you outdoors. Explore Vail's surroundings by going to Breckenridge (Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House & Breckenridge Ski Resort) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Frisco). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Recreation Path.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vail travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in July, plan for little chillier days in Vail, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Breckenridge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Visiting Fish Creek Falls and Yampa River Botanic Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, hit the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, and head outdoors with Rocky Mountain Ventures.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip builder app .

Drive from Vail to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Vail in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

3
nights
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Cache La Poudre River. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Collins: North Lake Park (in Loveland) and Colorado Model Railroad Museum (in Greeley). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing, take in the exciting artwork at Benson Park Sculpture Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fort Collins trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Steamboat Springs to Fort Collins takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fort Collins, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Loveland, Arapaho National Forest, Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River
North Lake Park ©
North Lake Park
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trail Ridge Road and Emerald Lake Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bear Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallett Peak, hike along Thunder Lake day hike or backpack, and explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake

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Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Evans will get you outdoors. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Mount Falcon Castle Trail (in Morrison) and Boulder (Flagstaff Mountain & Flatirons). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Denver Zoo, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Denver online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boulder, Mount Falcon Castle Trail, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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