9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs trip planner.

Miami to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in July, expect nights in Steamboat Springs to be much colder, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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 15th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains, thenexplore the activities along Hanging Lake, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, plan for slightly colder days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

3
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. Step out of the city life by going to Yankee Boy Basin and Bear Creek Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perimeter Trail and Ice Lakes Trailhead. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, hike along Cascade Falls Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and go deep underground at Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ouray holiday maker.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ridgway, Ice Lakes Trailhead, Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Imogene Pass ©
Imogene Pass
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then trek along Animas River Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Durango planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Durango in 2 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in July: highs in Durango hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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