8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Oklahoma City

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Long House.

Plan my day in Mesa Verde National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Oklahoma City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Oklahoma City in July, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Balloon Rides. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Durango journey planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Durango are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Balloon Rides
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs road trip planner .

Drive from Durango to Glenwood Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs and then admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls

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