7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Ouray
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
4
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights

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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 find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray trip itinerary builder site.

New York City to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, see Off-Road Tours, then trek along Piedra River Trail, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs route planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in July, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 14th (Wed): walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

Discover how to plan a Colorado Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Colorado Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle

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Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, then fly down the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and finally hike along Yampa River Core Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for little chillier nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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