8 days in Northeast Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Northeast Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Colorado holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Ouray
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Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 4 nights
Fly

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Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ouray: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park), Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose) and Bear Creek Falls (in Telluride). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, hike along Yankee Boy Basin, walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

Plan my day in Ouray using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dallas to Ouray is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in November, expect Ouray to be much colder, temps between 45°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park attractions planning website.

Drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

Durango

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pagosa Springs (Wolf Creek Ski Resort, Piedra River Trail, &more). There's more to do: make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango trip builder.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip