31 days in Colorado Itinerary

31 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Durango
— 4 nights
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Ouray
— 4 nights
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Aspen
— 5 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Canon City (Royal Gorge Helitours, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner.

Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Flatirons (in Boulder). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience ©
Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Estes Park: Cache La Poudre River (in Fort Collins) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Trail Ridge Road, Tundra Communities Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Plan a Estes Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Estes Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Estes Park Guided Tours ©
Estes Park Guided Tours

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez), Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton) and Mesa Verde National Park (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery, stop by Earthen Vessel Gallery, and walk around Rotary Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Durango road trip tool.

Fly from Estes Park to Durango in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Estes Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Durango, with lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Off-Road Tours

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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ouray side-trips: Telluride (Bear Creek Falls, Cornet Creek Falls, &more) and Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, South Rim Road, &more). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine, walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ouray road trip planning website.

Drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Durango in October: highs in Ouray hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail, Thermal Spas, &more) and Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn (in Carbondale). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells, get the lay of the land with Dean's Aspen Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary, and explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Aspen when traveling from Ouray in October, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Thermal Spas

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Take a break from Steamboat Springs with a short trip to Del's Triangle 3 Ranch in Clark, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Ski Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip maker tool.

Drive from Aspen to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
The Crooked Key ©
The Crooked Key
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch

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