8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Emerald Lake Trail and Sprague Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, hike along Cub Lake Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls.

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Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, then steep yourself in history at Tread of Pioneers Museum, then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Steamboat Springs travel itinerary planner.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 78°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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

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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 25th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, and then hike along Hanging Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Steamboat Springs 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 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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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. On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail, then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, then examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, and finally trek along Cascade Falls Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ouray sightseeing app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Ouray, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Ouray Alchemist Museum

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