7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Grand Junction
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Leadville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Arboles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Grand Junction

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Leadville

Leadville ©
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. On the 14th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Temple Israel, then trek along Leadville National Fish Hatchery, and then get engrossed in the history at Heritage Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Leadville trip planning tool .

Grand Junction to Leadville is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in October, things will get a bit cooler in Leadville: highs are around 52°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Leadville

Outdoors Trails Wildlife
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Leadville National Fish Hatchery ©
Leadville National Fish Hatchery
Heritage Museum ©
Heritage Museum
Temple Israel ©
Temple Israel

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, steep yourself in history at American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine, and then examine the collection at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cripple Creek road trip website .

You can drive from Leadville to Cripple Creek in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Leadville in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cripple Creek: highs are around 71°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums Historic Sites

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Victor
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Victor Lowell Thomas Museum ©
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Garden Park Fossil Area and then trek along Tunnel Drive.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Canon City trip app .

You can drive from Cripple Creek to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Canon City are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Canon City

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Garden Park Fossil Area ©
Garden Park Fossil Area

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Canon City to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Canon City in October, things will get little chillier in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: highs are around 65°F and lows about 27°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Arboles.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

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Arboles

Arboles ©
Arboles is a census-designated place (CDP) in Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arboles trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Arboles. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Arboles

Parks
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Navajo State Park ©
Navajo State Park

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Arboles to Ouray takes 3 hours. While traveling from Arboles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

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