6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): trek along Yampa River Core Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola and then stroll through Yampa River Botanic Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip builder website .

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be much colder, around 35°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

1
night
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 26th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the landscape on two wheels at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Rocky Mountains.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs vacation website .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in May, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

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Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Spas & Wellness

1
night
Ouray

Ouray ©
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 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and finally hike along Perimeter Trail.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ouray trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ouray, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall

2
nights
Durango

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Animas River Trail, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durango Craft Spirits.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

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River Rafting & Tubing
Durango Craft Spirits ©
Durango Craft Spirits

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