13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7 h
1
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Walden
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h
3
Larkspur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Cortez
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Ouray
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  8 h
End: New York City

2
nights
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 9th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Tread of Pioneers Museum, stop by F.M. Light & Sons, and then look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Yampa River Core Trail and then hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary app.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7- hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs. Traveling from New York City in June, expect cooler with lows of 42°F in Steamboat Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Walden.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

few
hours
Walden

Walden
The Town of Walden is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in Jackson County, Colorado, United States. On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at North Park Pioneer Museum, Opens May 30th for the Summer.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Walden road trip planning website.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Walden by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in June, plan for slightly colder days in Walden, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Larkspur.

Things to do in Walden

Museums

1
night
Larkspur

Larkspur
Larkspur is a home rule municipality in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Larkspur trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Walden to Larkspur takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Walden in June, Larkspur is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Larkspur

Outdoors Golf

3
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Long House, then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and then steep yourself in history at Balcony House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center, appreciate the history behind Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and then delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cortez vacation planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Larkspur to Cortez with the Route module. When traveling from Larkspur in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cortez: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument ©
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Piedra Falls and then trek along Piedra River Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs attractions planner.

You can drive from Cortez to Pagosa Springs in 2 hours. When traveling from Cortez in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Piedra Falls ©
Piedra Falls
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

1
night
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 17th (Sun): hike along Animas River Trail and then explore the striking landscape of San Juan National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Honeyville and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Purgatory Resort.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Durango fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest
Honeyville ©
Honeyville
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

3
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, stroll through Perimeter Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ouray day trip app.

Drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in June, you will find days in Ouray are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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