6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights


Glenwood Springs — 1 day

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs visit planner.

Philadelphia to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.
Spas · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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 26th (Sun): stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and then hike along Cascade Falls Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Durango.
Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Durango — 2 nights

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 27th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours and then hike along Animas River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip app.

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Durango, with highs around 85°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Mesa Verde National Park — 2 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then make a trip to Park Point, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. June in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Scenic Drive · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Colorado travel guide

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.