8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Durango

— 2 nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Animas River Trail and then explore and take pictures at Million Dollar Highway.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary maker app.

Little Rock to Durango is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Little Rock to Durango, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Little Rock, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Ouray

— 1 night
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, trek along Cascade Falls Park, and then trek along Yankee Boy Basin.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ouray trip website.

Drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in May, you will find days in Ouray are a bit cooler (55°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 27th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours and then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

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You can drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in May, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (46°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): hike along Yampa River Core Trail and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in May, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.