6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Vail
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
4
Ouray
— 2 nights

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Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
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Charlotte to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Steamboat Springs is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in August: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Vail.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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

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Vail

Vail
Originally built as a base for Vail Ski Resort, the town of Vail has blossomed into its own destination, but still has less than 6,000 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Booth Falls Trail, and then stop by Vail Valley.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vail trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Vail in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, you will find days in Vail are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Vail

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks

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Glenwood Springs

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 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Hanging Lake, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Drive from Vail to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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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. On the 24th (Mon), hike along Cascade Falls Park, thentake an in-depth tour of Ouray County Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Falls, and finally hike along Perimeter Trail. On the next day, stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ouray vacation maker.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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