17 days in Estes Park & Ouray Itinerary

17 days in Estes Park & Ouray Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 12 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights

12
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Escape the urban bustle at Trail Ridge Road and Eldorado Canyon State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake Trail and Alberta Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Rocky Mountain National Park (Sky Pond, Wild Basin Area, &more), Chapel on the Rock (in Allenspark) and Loveland (Devil's Backbone Open Space & Devil's Backbone Trail). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake, hike along Flattop Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lily Lake Trailhead, and view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planning app.

Bossier City to Estes Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bossier City to Estes Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Estes Park when traveling from Bossier City in July, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Estes Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, Loveland, Eldorado Canyon State Park
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Perimeter Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Bear Creek Falls and Cascade Falls Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray driving holiday app.

You can fly from Estes Park to Ouray in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in July, expect Ouray to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

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