8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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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. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray visit planner.

New York City to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ouray is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Ouray reach 55°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Perimeter Trail
4.6
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State Park
Ridgway State Park
4.4

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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 (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in June, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Mountain
Rocky Mountains
4.8
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
4.8

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, then get interesting insight from Tours, then hit the slopes at Blue River Sports, and finally cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Breckenridge trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
5.0
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Ski Area
Blue River Sports
4.7

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then trek along Cub Lake Trail, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes, then cruise along Old Fall River Road, then explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tundra Communities Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for much hotter days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 87°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Alberta Falls
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Alluvial Fan
4.8

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs online trip planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, expect Steamboat Springs to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 42°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Yampa River Core Trail
4.8
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Historic Site
Tread of Pioneers Museum
4.5

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