10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Ouray
— 3 nights
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Denver

— 2 nights

Mile-High City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Mount Sanitas Trail. Museum-lovers will get to explore Denver Art Museum and Molly Brown House Museum. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, make a trip to Dinosaur Ridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip maker app.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Denver. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durango

— 3 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.
Head to Honeyville and Toh-Atin Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Petroglyph Point Hike and The Colorado Trail. Step out of Durango with an excursion to Spruce Canyon Trail in Mesa Verde National Park--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at San Juan National Forest, and hike along Animas River Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango planner.

Getting from Denver to Durango by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Durango, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Ouray

— 3 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at Yankee Boy Basin and Bear Creek National Recreation Trail. Explore Ouray's surroundings by going to Silverton (Ice Lakes Trailhead & Silverton Mountain) and Telluride (Bear Creek Falls & Telluride Trappings and Toggery). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Ouray County Museum and trek along Cascade Falls Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouray trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Ouray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durango in June: highs in Ouray hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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.