7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Ouray
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
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. You've now added Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bear Creek Falls and Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall. Visiting Yankee Boy Basin and Bear Creek National Recreation Trail will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Painted Wall & Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ouray trip planning app .

Washington DC to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Bear Creek Falls, Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

2
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument. On your second day here, stop by Sprigs & Sprouts Lavender Farm and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Junction trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Ouray to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Ouray in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Junction: highs are around 95°F and lows about 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Palisade, Colorado National Monument, River Rafting & Tubing
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Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
River Rafting & Tubing

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