6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 1 night
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
4
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, thenexplore the ancient world of Far View Sites, thensee the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

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Birmingham to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Birmingham in July since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums
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Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Cascade Falls Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Ouray County Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and finally trek along Perimeter Trail.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray visit planning website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by car from Ouray to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in July, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs online tour itinerary planner.

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. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

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