7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h
End: Dallas

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): engage your brain at Powerhouse Science Center and then take a peaceful walk through San Juan National Forest.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durango road trip website .

Dallas to Durango is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Durango, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect nights in Durango to be colder, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Powerhouse Science Center ©
Powerhouse Science Center
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

1
night
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. On the 4th (Sun), ride a horse along Diamond Hitch Stables, then explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Durango to Pagosa Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

2
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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Baby Bath Tubs Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail, then go deep underground at Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Idarado Mine. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, trek along Horsethief Trail, then hike along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, and finally examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ouray, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ouray, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Idarado Mine, Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour ©
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour

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