6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip maker

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Telluride
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Mesa Verde National Park

— 1 night
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 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then make a trip to Park Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park itinerary maker website.

Salt Lake City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 46°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites

Durango

— 2 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.
Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Million Dollar Highway make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and hike along Animas River Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Durango trip itinerary builder website.

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. In June, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ouray

— 2 nights
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 27th (Sun): hike along Yankee Boy Basin, then make a trip to Yankee Girl Mine, then stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouray trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Ouray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 49°F at night. You'll set off for Telluride on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Telluride

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. On the 28th (Mon), get outside with Telluride Outside, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Telluride trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Telluride takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Telluride are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.