8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
4
Durango
— 2 nights

1
night
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs tour itinerary planner.

Nashville to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Steamboat Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be much colder, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail

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.
On the 17th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, thentrek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Windstar Land Conservancy. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): hike along Cascade Falls Park, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, thensee the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, thenstroll through Bear Creek Falls, and finally trek along Perimeter Trail.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ouray journey maker site.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Ouray by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in May: highs in Ouray hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

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nights
Durango

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 21st (Thu), fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, thensee the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and then stroll through Animas River Trail. On your second day here, cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Durango road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

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