5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary builder

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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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Steamboat 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.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Telluride visit app.

Minneapolis to Telluride is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get little chillier in Telluride: highs are around 74°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can 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): stroll through Yankee Boy Basin, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray road trip planner.

You can drive from Telluride to Ouray in 1.5 hours. In July in Ouray, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church, then hike along Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Crested Butte trip planner.

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

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Bachelor Loop, then examine the collection at Creede Historic Museum, and then examine the collection at Creede Underground Mining Museum.

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Getting from Crested Butte to Creede by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Crested Butte, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Creede, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Creede

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park, and then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Creede to Steamboat Springs takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Creede, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature

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.