9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
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Telluride
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights

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Durango

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 1st (Thu): trek along The Colorado Trail, then hike along Animas Mountain Trail, and then hike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Navajo Lake State Park (Pine), then explore the activities along Animas River, and then see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary builder site.

Phoenix to Durango is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get much colder in Durango: highs are around 65°F and lows about 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Animas River ©
Animas River
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Navajo Lake State Park (Pine) ©
Navajo Lake State Park (Pine)

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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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil hike and then trek along Last Dollar Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): get outside with Telluride Outside, then trek along Jud Wiebe Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Miguel River, and finally admire the sheer force of Cornet Creek Falls.

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You can drive from Durango to Telluride in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Durango in October, you will find days in Telluride are a bit cooler (56°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bridal Veil hike ©
Bridal Veil hike
Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside
San Miguel River ©
San Miguel River

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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. On the 5th (Mon), trek along Ice Lakes Trailhead, then take a memorable drive along San Juan Skyway, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park. On the next day, stroll through Baby Bath Tubs Trail and then trek along Perimeter Trail.

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You can drive from Telluride to Ouray in 1.5 hours. In October in Ouray, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Ice Lakes Trailhead ©
Ice Lakes Trailhead
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, then hike along Piedra River Trail, and finally explore the activities along San Juan River Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in October, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Fourmile Falls Trail ©
Fourmile Falls Trail

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