14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ouray
— 2 nights
2
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
3
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
4
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Falls. On your second day here, trek along Cascade Falls Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, and then hike along Perimeter Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ouray travel planner.

Chicago to Ouray is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Ouray. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get slightly colder in Ouray: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Silverton, Bear Creek Falls
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ice Lakes Trailhead ©
Ice Lakes Trailhead
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

3
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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Hanging Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Rocky Mountains and Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Off-Road Tours & Rio Grande Trail) and Rifle Falls (in Rifle). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ouray, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains, Rifle Falls
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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 8th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll through Steamboat Gondola, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, hike along Yampa River Core Trail, and then take a peaceful walk through Routt National Forest.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online route planner.

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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in August: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Visiting Trail Ridge Road and Lily Lake will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Emerald Lake Trail and Alberta Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, take a peaceful walk through Many Parks Curve Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cub Lake Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Steamboat Springs - with highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Alberta Falls ©
Alberta Falls

3
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.
Visiting Manitou Springs Incline and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helen Hunt Falls and Arcade Amusements, Inc. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Divide and see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
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Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

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