9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Lake City
— 1 day
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Creede
— 1 night
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
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Telluride
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Crested Butte
— 3 nights

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Lake City

Lake City ©
The Town of Lake City is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Hinsdale County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum and then explore and take pictures at Lake City Cutoff.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake City trip planner.

Colorado Springs to Lake City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, things will get little chillier in Lake City: highs are around 66°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Creede.

Things to do in Lake City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums
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Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum ©
Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum

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Creede

Creede
The historic City of Creede is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Mineral County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): cruise along Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Creede trip maker website.

Getting from Lake City to Creede by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lake City in September, with highs in Creede at 50°F and lows at 36°F. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Creede

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of East Portal Road, explore and take pictures at South Rim Road, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Creede to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Creede in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 50°F at night. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to Telluride.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall

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Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hope Lake. Explore Telluride's surroundings by going to Imogene Pass (in Ouray) and Spas (in Ridgway). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Telluride Outside, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, and don't miss a visit to New Sheridan Hotel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Telluride trip app.

Getting from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Telluride by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, Telluride is slightly colder than Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Off-Road Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours and then don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Durango road trip app.

Traveling by shuttle from Telluride to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Telluride in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Durango

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Off-Road Tours
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

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Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crested Butte: Nathrop (St Elmo General Store Inc & St. Elmo). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Kebler Pass, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, explore and take pictures at Schofield Pass, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church.

Start your trip to Crested Butte by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Durango to Crested Butte in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Durango in September, expect Crested Butte to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Three Rivers Resort and Outfitting ©
Three Rivers Resort and Outfitting
Schofield Pass ©
Schofield Pass

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