4 days in Colorado Springs & Ouray Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Ouray Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Springs & Ouray Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h
2
Ouray
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
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.
Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Canon City--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs road trip planning tool .

Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Chicago in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, River Rafting & Tubing, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

1
night
Ouray

Ouray
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ouray trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Colorado Springs to Ouray in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. When traveling from Colorado Springs in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 37°F at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Tours

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