5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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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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Denver
— 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. On the 2nd (Thu), get outside with Telluride Outside.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Telluride online attractions planner.

Minneapolis to Telluride is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, Telluride is slightly colder than Minneapolis - with highs of 74°F and lows of 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, then steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip planning app.

Getting from Telluride to Ouray by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ouray can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Crested Butte

— 1 night
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Sat), trek along Upper Loop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church, then trek along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, and finally admire all the interesting features of Kebler Pass.

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Getting from Ouray to Crested Butte by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Crested Butte can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Creede.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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. On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Creede Historic Museum, then examine the collection at Creede Underground Mining Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bachelor Loop.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Creede trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Crested Butte to Creede takes 3 hours. When traveling from Crested Butte in July, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Creede: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Creede

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 6th (Mon), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

Getting from Creede to Denver by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Creede in July, you will find days in Denver are much warmer (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · 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.