6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Telluride Regional Airport, Drive to Ridgway
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Ridgway
— 1 day
Drive
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Telluride
— 1 night
Drive
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Crested Butte
Drive
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 1 night

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Ridgway

— 1 day
The Town of Ridgway, coined Gateway to the San Juans, is a Home Rule Municipality in Ouray County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. State of Colorado. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, then admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Owl Creek Pass and Silver Jack Reservoir.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Ridgway day trip website.

Denver to Ridgway is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Denver in May, things will get slightly colder in Ridgway: highs are around 55°F and lows about 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Ridgway

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wildlife

Telluride

— 1 night
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Jud Wiebe Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and then do some rugged touring at Ophir Pass Trail.

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Drive from Ridgway to Telluride in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Telluride can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Adventure

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 1 night
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Telluride to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 2 hours. In May, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is somewhat warmer than Telluride - with highs of 71°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks · Nature
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Crested Butte

Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Crested Butte online itinerary planner.

Drive from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Crested Butte in 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in May, with highs in Crested Butte at 61°F and lows at 33°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Buena Vista

— 1 night
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Getting from Crested Butte to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buena Vista in May; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 68°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 29th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Denver, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.