6 days in Durango, Ouray & Breckenridge Itinerary

6 days in Durango, Ouray & Breckenridge Itinerary

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6 days in Durango, Ouray & Breckenridge Itinerary

Start: Emporia
Drive:  13​h
1
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Emporia

2
nights
Durango

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.
You've now added Animas Chocolate Company to your itinerary.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Durango road trip planning app .

Emporia to Durango is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Emporia in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Durango, with lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Tours Nightlife
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2
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ouray Ice Park. On the 11th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls and then have fun at Ouray Ice Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ouray vacation planner .

Drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Fun & Games

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Bear Creek Falls
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Ouray Ice Park ©
Ouray Ice Park

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge day trip planning tool .

Getting from Ouray to Breckenridge by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ouray in March: high temperatures in Breckenridge hover around 33°F and lows are around 19°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

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