6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Ouray
— 1 day
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mr. Grumpy Pants Brewing Company, and then hike along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ouray road trip planning tool.

Boston to Ouray is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Ouray. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 56°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, and then admire the sheer force of Rifle Falls. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, and finally take in the local highlights with Dean's Aspen Tours.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs sightseeing app.

You can drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ouray in October: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 47°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): soar above the sights with Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, then sample the fine beverages at Breckenridge Distillery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Boreas Pass Road, then see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, then trek along McCullough Gulch, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hoosier Pass.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas · Tours

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs attractions planner.

Getting from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs by combination of taxi and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Breckenridge in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Steamboat Springs, with highs around 43°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.