10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Crested Butte
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Alamosa
— 2 nights
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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.
For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Durango trip website.

Decatur to Durango is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Decatur to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Decatur in July, things will get slightly colder in Durango: highs are around 86°F and lows about 54°F. You'll set off for Ouray on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Ouray

— 2 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Crested Butte

— 2 nights
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): cruise along Kebler Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gothic and then admire all the interesting features of Schofield Pass.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Crested Butte tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Crested Butte in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Buena Vista

— 2 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Browns Canyon Rafting as well as AVA Rafting & Zipline. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get outside with AVA Rafting & Zipline and then see a world frozen in time at South Park City Museum. On the next day, paddle through the water with Browns Canyon Rafting.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Buena Vista road trip planning app.

You can drive from Crested Butte to Buena Vista in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Buena Vista can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alamosa

— 2 nights
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alamosa trip website.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Alamosa takes 2 hours. July in Alamosa sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Alamosa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.