7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

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 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, and then admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

Tallahassee to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallahassee to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. In August, Colorado Springs is slightly colder than Tallahassee - with highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Denver

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, then contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Denver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), hike along Yampa River Core Trail, hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

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You can drive from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Denver in August, expect Steamboat Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

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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 16th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, trek along Perimeter Trail, then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and finally hike along Cascade Falls Park.

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Getting from Glenwood Springs to Ouray by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Ouray, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.