9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Vail
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Canon City
— 2 nights

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Ouray Alchemist Museum and Ouray County Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bear Creek Falls and Spas. The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with Canyoning Colorado, trek along Perimeter Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Ridgway State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray travel route planning site.

Dallas to Ouray is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Ouray is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 74°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

1
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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio Grande Trail, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then relax and float downstream with Elk Mountain Expeditions.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aspen online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ouray, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vail.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions

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Vail

Vail

Western White House of President Gerald Ford

Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Zip Adventures of Vail, take a pleasant ride with Lakota River Guides, and then stop by Vail Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, then get interesting insight from Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Recreation Path.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vail trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Vail takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Aspen in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vail: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Vail Valley
Vail Valley
Zip Adventures of Vail ©
Zip Adventures of Vail
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides ©
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then trek along Cub Lake Trail, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Vail to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Vail in July, plan for much warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 91°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Cub Lake Trail ©
Cub Lake Trail

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Canon City

Canon City ©

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see Colorado Jeep Tours and then hike along Tunnel Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with Lost Paddle Rafting, then see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Canon City trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Canon City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In July in Canon City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

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