8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Durango
— 2 nights
2
Silverton
— 2 nights
3
Telluride
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, stroll through Animas River Trail, thenmake a trip to Historic Downtown Durango, and then examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durango itinerary planner.

Chandler to Durango is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chandler in July, plan for little chillier days in Durango, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Silverton.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Historic Downtown Durango ©
Historic Downtown Durango

2
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Yankee Girl Mine and then admire all the interesting features of Animas Forks. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Silverton day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Silverton takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Silverton: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Telluride.

Things to do in Silverton

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ouray
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine
Route 550 Gifts ©
Route 550 Gifts

3
nights
Telluride

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. Step out of the city life by going to Bear Creek Falls and Imogene Pass. Explore Telluride's surroundings by going to Ridgway (Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum, Ridgway State Park, &more). There's more to do: get outside with Telluride Outside and make a trip to New Sheridan Hotel.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Telluride vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Silverton to Telluride in 2 hours. In July in Telluride, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ridgway, Imogene Pass
Highlights from your plan
Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

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