5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Fly:  4​h
1
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Frisco
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Ouray
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Little Rock

2
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.
On the 1st (Sun), pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary and then trek along Grottos Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Mill Street Fountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Aspen tour planner .

Rapid City to Aspen is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rapid City in July, with highs in Aspen at 81°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Aspen

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

1
night
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir, then get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, and then hike along Booth Falls Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Frisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Frisco takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in July, you will find days in Frisco are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Frisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Dillon Reservoir, Booth Falls Trail
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Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, then admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ouray road trip planning site .

Getting from Frisco to Ouray by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Frisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall

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