8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Yampa
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Grand Junction
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Ouray
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
6
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
End: Colorado Springs

2
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Bear Lake has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, explore the activities along Bear Lake, identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls, and then get engrossed in the history at Eagle Plume Trading Post.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 2- hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yampa.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

1
day
Yampa

Yampa ©
Yampa is a Statutory Town in Routt County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Thu), trek along Devil's Causeway Hike.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yampa itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yampa in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Yampa: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Yampa

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Devil's Causeway Hike ©
Devil's Causeway Hike

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thermal Spas. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs day trip website.

Traveling by car from Yampa to Glenwood Springs takes 2 hours. Traveling from Yampa in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Glenwood Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Nature Parks

Side Trip

Glenwood Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Thermal Spas
Glenwood Canyon ©
Glenwood Canyon

2
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 31st (Sat), learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Whitewater Hill Vineyards, then trek along Canyon View Park, and finally do a tasting at Two Rivers Winery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Enstrom's, then do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, then learn about winemaking at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Dominguez Canyon.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Junction trip builder app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Grand Junction: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Palisade
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Two Rivers Winery ©
Two Rivers Winery
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Enstrom's ©
Enstrom's

1
night
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 2nd (Mon), hike along Baby Bath Tubs Trail, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, then hike along Horsethief Trail, and finally hike along Perimeter Trail.

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

Getting from Grand Junction to Ouray by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Grand Junction in September, expect Ouray to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 3rd (Tue), look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ouray to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Shopping

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

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