9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

1
night
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 (Fri): view the masterpieces at Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thenhike along Yampa River Core Trail, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online trip builder.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for colder nights in Steamboat Springs, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

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

2
nights
Breckenridge

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.
On the 14th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Vail Recreation Path, and then stroll through Booth Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Boreas Pass Road, hike along McCullough Gulch, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip planner.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in June: highs in Breckenridge hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Vail, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rocky Mountains and Horseback Riding Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Glenwood Springs side-trips: Rio Grande Trail (in Aspen) and Rifle Falls (in Rifle). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs online road trip planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Glenwood Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains, Rifle Falls
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
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 (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, and finally trek along Cascade Falls Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ouray, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ridgway, Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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