6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Ouray
— 1 night
Drive
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Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
Fly

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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. For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ouray trip maker site.

Kansas City to Ouray is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Ouray is slightly colder than Kansas City - with highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, then grab your bike and head to Castle Creek Road, and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Aspen online holiday maker.

Drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in September, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Brownfield's, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park online trip builder.

Drive from Aspen to Estes Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in September; daily highs in Estes Park reach 81°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · 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.