60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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60 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Estes Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 6 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Snowmass Village
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Grand Junction
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Ouray
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Telluride
— 4 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
9
Durango
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Pagosa Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: London

5
nights
Estes Park

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.
Head to Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures and Brownfield'sfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Flatirons (in Boulder), Adams Falls Trail (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Never Summer Mountain Products (in Grand Lake). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, stop by Earthwood Artisans, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park road trip tool .

London, UK to Estes Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Estes Park: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Never Summer Mountain Products, Glen Haven General Store, Flatirons
Highlights from your plan
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Photography Tours
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

6
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Breckenridge Welcome Center and Two Wild Sisters. Shop till you drop at Ready Paint Fire! and Riverwalk Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Arapahoe Basin (in Keystone), Loveland Ski Area (in Georgetown) and Rock Hut (in Leadville). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for much colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 18°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Frisco, Outlets at Silverthorne, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Ski Area, Rock Hut
Highlights from your plan
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin

6
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Head to Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and F.M. Light & Sonsfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Yampa River Botanic Park and Steamboat Gondola will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Steamboat Springs: River Rafting & Tubing (in Kremmling), Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (in Walden) and Steamboat Lake Marina (in Clark). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Yampa River Core Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, get outside with Backdoor Sports, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, River Rafting & Tubing, Steamboat Lake Marina
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aspen Mountain / Ajax and Aspen Snowmass. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Gene Taylor Sports will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and stop by Snowmass Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Snowmass Village route app .

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Snowmass Village takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

6
nights
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.
Visiting Hanging Lake and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Cooper Corner Gallery and Sioux Villa Curio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenwood Springs: Rifle (Rifle Gap State Park, Rifle Falls, & more), Gypsum Creek Golf Course (in Gypsum) and Eagle Ranch Golf Club (in Eagle). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, trot along with a tour on horseback, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Glenwood Springs takes an hour. While traveling from Snowmass Village, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Rifle, Eagle Ranch Golf Club, Gypsum Creek Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Mesa and Vega State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Grand Junction and Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards in Hotchkiss (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Enstrom's, learn about winemaking at Plum Creek Winery, and tee off at Redlands Mesa Golf Club.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Junction road trip site .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for warmer days in Grand Junction, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Grand Junction

#Wineries, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, Vega State Park
Highlights from your plan
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction

6
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. Take a break from the city and head to Yankee Boy Basin and Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and Perimeter Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ouray: Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose) and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, hike along Horsethief Trail, admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ouray road trip site .

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Ouray takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Junction in July, things will get a bit cooler in Ouray: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Ridgway State Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Museum of the Mountain West
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall

4
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Route 550 Gifts and Silverton Historic Downtown. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bear Creek Falls and Telluride Historical Museum. On the 11th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Telluride Ski Resort. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Telluride Truffle, admire the sheer force of Cornet Creek Falls, head outdoors with San Juan Outdoor Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valley Floor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Telluride journey planner .

Getting from Ouray to Telluride by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Telluride, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Silverton
Highlights from your plan
Telluride Ski Resort ©
Telluride Ski Resort
Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside
San Juan Outdoor Adventures ©
San Juan Outdoor Adventures

6
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Juan National Forest and Animas River Trail. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Toh-Atin Gallery and Earthen Vessel Gallery. Step out of Durango with an excursion to Fox Fire Farms Winery in Ignacio--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Columba Catholic Church, and trek along Potato Lake Trail.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip planning website .

You can take a shuttle from Telluride to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Telluride in July, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Fox Fire Farms Winery
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wolf Creek Ski Resort and Piedra River Trail. Shop till you drop at Haefelis Honey and Two Old Crows. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pagosa Springs: Summitville Ghost Town (in Del Norte) and Rio Grande National Forest (in Monte Vista). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables, examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Durango to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Del Norte, Rio Grande National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail

5
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Visiting Hovenweep National Monument and Spruce Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Spruce Tree House and Petroglyph Point Hike. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mesa Verde National Park: Cortez (Cortez Cultural Center, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, & more) and The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Balcony House, don't miss a visit to Park Point, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and hike along Knife Edge Trail.

You can plan Mesa Verde National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails

Side Trips

Cortez, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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