7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Perimeter Trail and Dennis Weaver Memorial Park. Ouray Alchemist Museum and Ouray County Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Bear Creek Falls in Telluride (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, and admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ouray vacation builder site.

Orlando to Ouray is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Ouray due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in August: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 18th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

Plan my day in Glenwood Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Ouray to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ouray, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 19th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and finally hike along Yampa River Core Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs day trip planning tool.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park travel app.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), walk around North Cheyenne Canon Park and then admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday maker.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.