5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 2 nights
3
Aspen
— 1 night

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park travel planner.

Appleton to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Appleton, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Museums
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thensee the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin. On your second day here, hike along Perimeter Trail, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, thenget to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum, and finally stroll through Cascade Falls Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ouray travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Spas
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Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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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 4th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Creek Road and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Aspen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Ouray in October, Aspen is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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