15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Edmonton
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Edmonton

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. On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, thenwalk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Cascade Falls Park, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine, and then trek along Perimeter Trail.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Ouray journey planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Ouray is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In May, Ouray is a bit cooler than Edmonton - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Idarado Mine
Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

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 9th (Thu): stroll through Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online day trip planner.

Getting from Ouray to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ouray in May: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 11th (Sat), trek along Yampa River Core Trail and then take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola and then test your team's savvy at The Crooked Key.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs road trip planning app.

You can 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 May, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key

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. Escape the urban bustle at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park and Piedra River Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Fourmile Falls Trail and The Springs Resort & Spa. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Steamboat Springs to Pagosa Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. In May in Pagosa Springs, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Fourmile Falls Trail ©
Fourmile Falls Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): have fun at Durango Community Recreation Center and then hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort. On the next day, trek along Animas River Trail and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Durango trip maker app.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Durango are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, thendelve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, thenexplore the ancient world of Far View Sites, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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