11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Aspen
— 2 nights
2
Ouray
— 1 night
3
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
4
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
Keep things going the next day: hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then stroll through Buttermilk Mountain.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip maker site.

Kalamazoo to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Aspen. In May, Aspen is little chillier than Kalamazoo - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Off-Road Tours

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 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail, stroll through Bear Creek Falls, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, and finally go deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Aspen to Ouray in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in May, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

3
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chimney Rock National Monument and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Wolf Creek Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, trek along Piedra River Trail, and stop by Made in Colorado Shoppe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in May: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 4th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs vacation builder website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Pagosa Springs to Steamboat Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

2
nights
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 6th (Sat): cruise along Old Fall River Road, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road

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