7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado Trip Planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Dallas

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Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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 27th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and then stroll around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Battlefield Colorado and then admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-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. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 86°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Durango.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Durango — 1 night

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.
Soaring Tree Top Adventures has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), whizz through the canopy at Soaring Tree Top Adventures. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Durango online route builder.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ouray.
Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Ouray — 3 nights

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 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park and then trek along Yankee Boy Basin. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Uncompahgre Gorge, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and then hike along Ice Lakes Trailhead.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Ouray trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Durango to Ouray by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Durango, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

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.