13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
2
Durango
— 3 nights
3
Ouray
— 3 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
5
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, thensee the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedra River Trail, explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally view the masterpieces at Lantern Dancer.

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Denver to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get slightly colder in Pagosa Springs: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
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.
Visiting Off-Road Tours and Zipline will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and Toh-Atin Gallery. The adventure continues: hike along Animas River Trail, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get interesting insight from Tours, and hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Durango online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Durango are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Horseback Riding Tours
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

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nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ouray Alchemist Museum and San Juan County Historical Society. Step off the beaten path and head to Yankee Boy Basin and Cascade Falls Park. When in Ouray, make a side trip to see Ice Lakes Trailhead in Silverton, approximately Silverton away. The adventure continues: trek along Bear Creek Falls, admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, and stroll through Perimeter Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ouray travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Ouray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. While traveling from Durango, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Silverton, Ridgway, Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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nights
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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hanging Lake and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Glenwood Springs' surroundings by going to Aspen (Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, Rio Grande Trail, &more). There's more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glenwood Springs tour planner.

Drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ouray in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Aspen
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest, get interesting insight from Tours, thenget your bearings at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally hike along Yampa River Core Trail.

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

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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