6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night

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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of the Mountain West and Ute Indian Museum. Let the collections at Ouray Alchemist Museum and San Juan County Historical Society capture your imagination. When in Ouray, make a side trip to see Bear Creek Falls in Telluride, approximately Telluride away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, identify plant and animal life at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, and trek along Perimeter Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ouray trip planner.

Houston to Ouray is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston to Ouray, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in October; daily highs in Ouray reach 56°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
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.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glenwood Springs, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ouray in October; daily highs in Glenwood Springs reach 47°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Thermal Spas

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then hike along McCullough Gulch, and finally explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge day trip site.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in October, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spas

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): push the limits with an extreme tour, then hike along Yampa River Core Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip maker.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in October: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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