6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Steamboat Springs
Drive
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cañon City
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

Plan my trip to Steamboat Springs with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Nashville to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Steamboat Springs. Traveling from Nashville in June, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are much colder (42°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, trek along Perimeter Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ouray visit planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Ouray takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, you will find days in Ouray are little chillier (72°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (49°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, hike along San Juan River Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs holiday planner.

Getting from Ouray to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): cruise along Skyline Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cañon City route app.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Cañon City takes 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in July: high temperatures in Cañon City hover around 90°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Scenic Drive

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 5th (Fri): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs attractions site.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cañon City in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

4.4
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.