31 days in Colorado Itinerary

31 days in Colorado Itinerary

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31 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kingsport
Fly:  9 h
1
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Ouray
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
3
Steamboat Springs
— 4 nights
Bus + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Denver
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
6
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Aspen
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Kingsport

3
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.
Visiting Off-Road Tours and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Million Dollar Highway in Silverton (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at San Juan National Forest. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and admire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango online visit planner.

Kingsport to Durango is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kingsport to Durango, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingsport in June, Durango is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Zipline
Off-Road Tours
San Juan National Forest ©
San Juan National Forest

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Telluride Outside. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouray: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park (Painted Wall & Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park) and Cornet Creek Falls (in Telluride). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, trek along Bear Creek Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ouray online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Ouray takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in June, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Telluride, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Off-Road Tours
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

4
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Take a break from the city and head to Fish Creek Falls and Strawberry Park Hot Springs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kremmling (Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Steamboat Whiskey Company, hike along Thunderhead Hiking Trail, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs vacation app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Ouray to Steamboat Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Ouray, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kremmling
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
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Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

4
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Escape the urban bustle at Trail Ridge Road and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Estes Park side-trips: Rocky Mountain National Park (Bear Lake & Alluvial Fan). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Steamboat Springs to Estes Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Estes Park is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Off-Road Tours
Photography Tours

4
nights
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Mount Evans will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Roxborough State Park (in Littleton), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Foster's Place Playground (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Flatirons, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park.

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You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Foster's Place Playground, Roxborough State Park, Golden History Museum, Flatirons
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

4
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Get in touch with nature at Manitou Springs Incline and Red Rock Canyon Open Space. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs holiday maker site.

Take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

3
nights
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Explore Buena Vista's surroundings by going to Mount Elbert (in Leadville) and Mt democrat alma colorado (in Alma). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, get outside with Four Mile Recreation Area, see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg, and contemplate the waterfront views at Clear Creek Reservoir.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Buena Vista by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 80°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Mount Elbert, Mt democrat alma colorado
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road Tours
Zipline

5
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Aspen side-trips: Carbondale Branch Library (in Carbondale) and Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake Trail, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Independence Pass, appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Aspen journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Aspen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Aspen can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Carbondale Branch Library
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

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