9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Boston

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip planning tool.

Boston to Denver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Denver is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
Clyfford Still Museum ©
Clyfford Still Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, learn about winemaking at Four Leaves Winery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Durango takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, Durango is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery

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. On the 8th (Wed), trek along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and finally stroll through Perimeter Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and then trek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Ouray, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

2
nights
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 10th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then stroll through Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online tour planner.

Getting from Ouray to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Glenwood Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Spas

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then trek along Yampa River Core Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in July: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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