7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Head to Toh-Atin Gallery and Honeyvillefor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at San Juan National Forest and Duranglers Flies and Supplies. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Mesa Verde National Park (Balcony House, Cliff Palace, &more). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

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New York City to Durango is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Durango, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Mountain Blown Glass. Do your shopping at Brownfield's and Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures. Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Colorado Chautauqua: Park (in Boulder) and The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake). It doesn't end there: cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

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Getting from Durango to Estes Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Durango in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Estes Park, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Colorado Chautauqua: Park, The Beach at Grand Lake
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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway ©
Peak to Peak Scenic Byway
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass

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