7 days in Vail & Ouray Itinerary

7 days in Vail & Ouray Itinerary

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Vail
— 3 nights
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Ouray
— 3 nights

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Vail

Vail ©

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad. Family-friendly places like Booth Falls Trail and Vail / Beaver Creek Resort will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Loveland Ski Area (in Georgetown), Breckenridge Welcome Center (in Breckenridge) and Ski Cooper (in Leadville). There's more to do: wander the streets of Vail Valley and take in the spiritual surroundings of Beaver Creek Chapel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vail trip itinerary site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Vail. In May, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum ©
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
Ski Cooper ©
Ski Cooper
Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area

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Ouray

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 7th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Alpine Loop, then look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts, and then take a memorable drive along San Juan Skyway. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Idarado Mine, then identify plant and animal life at Valley Floor, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip maker site.

You can drive from Vail to Ouray in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. When traveling from Vail in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

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Climbing Tours
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
San Juan Skyway ©
San Juan Skyway

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