8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Steamboat Springs

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 2nd (Sun): stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and then put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then hike along Yampa River Core Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs attractions planner .

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, Steamboat Springs is colder at night with lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Fishing Charters & Tours
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

1
night
Glenwood Springs

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 4th (Tue): trek along Hanging Lake Trail, then explore the activities along Hanging Lake, and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along Yankee Boy Basin, then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): trek along Perimeter Trail, then trek along Cascade Falls Park, and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ouray trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

1
night
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 7th (Fri), explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, then hike along Piedra River Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Manitou Springs Incline
Highlights from your plan
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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