30 days in Northeast Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Northeast Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Colorado holiday planner

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Fly to Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field, Drive to Gunnison
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Gunnison
— 5 nights
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Ouray
— 6 nights
Drive
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Telluride
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 8 nights
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Gunnison

— 5 nights
The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Gunnison side-trips: Crested Butte (Trail 403, Kebler Pass, &more). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Curecanti National Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Ice Fish Colorado, trek along Pine Creek, take in the dramatic natural features at Dillon Pinnacles, and stroll through Hermit's Rest.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gunnison journey planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Gunnison is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Gunnison due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Jose in June, plan for colder nights in Gunnison, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Gunnison

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Ouray

— 6 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouray: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park & South Rim Road) and Montrose (Ute Indian Museum, Montrose Water Sports Park, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, trek along Perimeter Trail, examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip builder.

You can drive from Gunnison to Ouray in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gunnison in June: highs in Ouray hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Telluride

— 5 nights
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. Telluride is known for outdoors, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Telluride Outside, see Off-Road Tours, wander the streets of Town Park, and see a world frozen in time at Tomboy.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Telluride online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ouray to Telluride by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Mesa Verde National Park

— 5 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Mesa Verde National Park. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Balcony House, take a memorable drive along Ruins Road, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park road trip website.

Drive from Telluride to Mesa Verde National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Telluride, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Durango

— 8 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Pagosa Springs (Piedra River Trail, Spas, &more), Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez) and Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Animas River Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Purgatory Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips