5 days in Ouray & Pagosa Springs Itinerary

5 days in Ouray & Pagosa Springs Itinerary

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5 days in Ouray & Pagosa Springs Itinerary

Start: Amarillo
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amarillo

2
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. Go for a jaunt from Ouray to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to see Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ouray trip builder tool .

Amarillo to Ouray is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Ouray is little chillier than Amarillo - with highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bear Creek Falls
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Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour ©
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 23rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls and then fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then view the masterpieces at Two Old Crows, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs online trip builder .

Getting from Ouray to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in July: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Spas

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