7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights
3
Glenwood 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.
On the 28th (Mon), make a trip to Park Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, thentake an in-depth tour of The Anasazi Heritage Center, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hovenweep National Monument.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

Austin to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Austin to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hovenweep National Monument, The Anasazi Heritage Center
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The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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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 31st (Thu), hike along Perimeter Trail, stroll through Bear Creek Falls, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Yankee Girl Mine, and finally explore and take pictures at Animas Forks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ouray trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, you will find days in Ouray are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Art on 8th, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The John Denver Sanctuary and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

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