5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Telluride
Drive
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Ouray
— 1 night
Drive
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Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive
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Creede
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): head outdoors with Telluride Outside.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Telluride journey tool.

Minneapolis to Telluride is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Telluride, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in July; daily highs in Telluride reach 74°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors
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Ouray

— 1 night
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 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, then contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ouray day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Telluride to Ouray takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ouray are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Crested Butte

— 1 night
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church, trek along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, then cruise along Kebler Pass, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Montanya Distillers.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte road trip app.

Drive from Ouray to Crested Butte in 3 hours. July in Crested Butte sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Creede.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Scenic Drive · Trails

Creede

— 1 night
The historic City of Creede is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Mineral County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Creede Historic Museum, then see the interesting displays at Creede Underground Mining Museum, then contemplate the long history of Last Chance Mine, and finally explore the striking landscape at Bachelor Loop.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Creede trip planner.

Drive from Crested Butte to Creede in 3 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Crested Butte in July: highs in Creede hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Creede

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Creede to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Traveling from Creede in July, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, around 58°F, while days are much hotter, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.