9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum and then look for gifts at Dardano's Shoes. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planning tool .

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
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 6th (Sat): trek along Perimeter Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray online trip planner .

Getting from Denver to Ouray by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Denver in June, with highs in Ouray at 72°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rifle Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours and then grab your bike and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs route planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rifle Falls, Off-Road Tours, Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Barney Ford Victorian House, explore the landscape on two wheels at Wellington Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McCullough Gulch, and finally head outdoors with Quandary Peak. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Alpine Sports, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, then tee off at Breckenridge Golf Club, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Breckenridge online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Breckenridge hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Quandary Peak ©
Quandary Peak
Breckenridge Golf Club ©
Breckenridge Golf Club

2
nights
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 11th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park. On your second day here, stroll through Yampa River Core Trail and then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum.

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You can take a bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 42°F at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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