6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 3 nights
4
Durango
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs tour itinerary planner.

Dallas to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Steamboat Springs at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip maker tool.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in September, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Spas

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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. Museum of the Mountain West and Ouray Alchemist Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Yankee Boy Basin and Perimeter Trail. Step out of Ouray with an excursion to South Rim Road in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, and trek along Cascade Falls Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouray journey builder site.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, South Rim Road, Spas, Museum of the Mountain West
Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then stroll through Animas River Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durango online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in October: highs in Durango hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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