9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  6 h 45 min
1
Denver
— 1 night
+5
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 15 min
5
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
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 4th (Thu), examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum and then look for gifts at Dardano's Shoes. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver route site.

New York City to Denver is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Denver, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
National Ballpark Museum ©
National Ballpark Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along Perimeter Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Falls, and then stroll through Cascade Falls Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ouray trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi from Denver to Ouray in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Denver in June, things will get slightly colder in Ouray: highs are around 72°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Rifle Falls and then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs trip website.

Drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Off-Road Tours, Rocky Mountains, Rifle Falls
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Off-Road 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 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, explore the landscape on two wheels at Wellington Trail, then go for a walk through Fairy Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McCullough Gulch, and finally get outside with Quandary Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Alpine Sports, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, then tee off at Breckenridge Golf Club, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Breckenridge hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Quandary Peak ©
Quandary Peak
Breckenridge Golf Club ©
Breckenridge Golf Club

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 11th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Yampa River Core Trail and then get advice or help at Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in June: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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