7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Ouray
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
End: Dallas

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and then take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 86°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mueller State Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Soaring Tree Top Adventures. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Soaring Tree Top Adventures. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Durango itinerary maker.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Durango, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Soaring Tree Top Adventures ©
Soaring Tree Top Adventures

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. On the 31st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Uncompahgre Gorge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and then hike along Ice Lakes Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ouray trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, Bear Creek Falls, Ice Lakes Trailhead
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ice Lakes Trailhead ©
Ice Lakes Trailhead

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