6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado planner

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 day
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs

— 1 day

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, then hit the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and then stroll through Yampa River Core Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Steamboat Springs driving holiday planner.

Kansas City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. July in Steamboat Springs sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, then hike along Cub Lake Trail, then admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park trip app.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
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 19th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, grab your bike and head to Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Make your Glenwood Springs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Ouray

— 1 night
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 20th (Tue): trek along Cascade Falls Park, then admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, and then stroll through Perimeter Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ouray trip planner.

You can 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 74°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Animas River Trail. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango trip app.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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.