8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Buffalo
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Palisade
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Buffalo

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
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 8th (Mon): stroll through Bear Creek Falls, thenstroll through Perimeter Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Ridgway State Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, and then see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray online route planner.

Buffalo to Ouray is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buffalo to Ouray. Traveling from Buffalo in June, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Ouray. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Ridgway State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 10th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs attractions site.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

1
night
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 11th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Long House, thentrek along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

1
night
Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, thenlearn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, and finally learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Palisade trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Palisade takes 5 hours. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Palisade, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Downtown Grand Junction
Highlights from your plan
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

2
nights
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 13th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

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You can drive from Palisade to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Palisade in June: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

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

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