7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ouray
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  8​h
End: New York City

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the activities along Hanging Lake.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs vacation planner.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Glenwood Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be colder, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Trails
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Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Sioux Villa Curio ©
Sioux Villa Curio

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction takes 1.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in August: highs in Grand Junction hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Palisade
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Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

3
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 9th (Wed): stroll through Bear Creek Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ouray vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Ouray in 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Junction in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

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