9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Boston

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip maker site.

Boston to Denver is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Denver, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Clyfford Still Museum ©
Clyfford Still Museum
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery, do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Durango day trip planning app.

Getting from Denver to Durango by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Durango, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery

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 8th (Wed): trek along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, get engrossed in the history at Ouray County Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and finally trek along Perimeter Trail. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and then hike along Baby Bath Tubs Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ouray road trip planning app.

You can drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ouray in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Glenwood Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Spas

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then hike along Yampa River Core Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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