6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Taxi:  5​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Durango
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs road trip tool .

Dallas to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. In September, Steamboat Springs is colder than Dallas - with highs of 72°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks

1
night
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 1st (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs tour itinerary builder .

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 September, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Spas

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Yankee Boy Basin and Perimeter Trail. Get in touch with nature at Bear Creek Falls and Cascade Falls Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ouray side-trips: South Rim Road (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park) and Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip builder tool .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in October, you will find days in Ouray are a bit warmer (56°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Spas, Museum of the Mountain West, Bear Creek Falls, South Rim Road
Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

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night
Durango

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.
On the 5th (Sat), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then hike along Animas River Trail.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Durango visit planner.

Getting from Ouray to Durango by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in October: highs in Durango hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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