13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
4
Aspen
— 2 nights
5
Ouray
— 1 night
6
Durango
— 2 nights
7
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights

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Steamboat Springs

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 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, thenstroll through Yampa River Core Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online visit planner.

Minneapolis to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Minneapolis in July since evenings lows in Steamboat Springs dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Many Parks Curve Overlook, thenexplore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and finally take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, thentake a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park route maker website.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, things will get a bit warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Rifle Falls, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Rifle Gap State Park, and then trek along Hanging Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rifle
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buckskin Pass, thentour the pleasant surroundings at West Maroon Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, hike along Ute Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, and then trek along Lost Man Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Aspen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area ©
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area
Buckskin Pass ©
Buckskin Pass
West Maroon Trail ©
West Maroon Trail

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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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine, see a world frozen in time at Animas Forks, thengo deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, thentrek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ouray online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Ouray takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Aspen in July: highs in Ouray hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Idarado Mine, Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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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 1st (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Rotary Park, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, thenadmire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

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You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in July, you will find days in Durango are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Off-Road Tours

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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. On the 3rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Piedra Falls, thenlook for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, and then hike along Fourmile Falls Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables and then hike along San Juan River Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs travel route planner.

You can drive from Durango to Pagosa Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

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

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