6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Ouray
— 1 night
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Palisade
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 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 28th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Cascade Falls Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and finally stroll through Perimeter Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray online route builder.

Dallas to Ouray is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dallas to Ouray, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Ouray to be colder, temps between 55°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trips

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Palisade

Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Sun), do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, then learn about winemaking at Talon Winery, then do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room.

Start your trip to Palisade by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Ouray to Palisade in 2 hours. In May, Palisade is a bit warmer than Ouray - with highs of 73°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries

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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.
On the 31st (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rifle Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs online journey planner.

You can drive from Palisade to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Palisade, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. On the 2nd (Wed), trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio Grande Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip planning tool.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Aspen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Aspen, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.