7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h
End: Dallas

1
night
Durango

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.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at The Colorado Trail.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Durango itinerary planning app .

Dallas to Durango is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Durango due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in October: highs in Durango hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
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Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Scenic Aperture Gallery ©
Scenic Aperture Gallery

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine, trek along Bear Creek National Recreation Trail, hike along Horsethief Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, then don't miss a visit to Yankee Girl Mine, and finally stroll through Baby Bath Tubs Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray vacation planner .

Drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Durango in October, you will find days in Ouray are little chillier (56°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Idarado Mine, Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): test the waters at a local thermal spa, then take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then have fun and explore at Glenwood Railroad Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): appreciate the views at Roaring Fork Valley, then stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then grab your bike and head to Castle Creek Road.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Glenwood Springs fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Ouray to Glenwood Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ouray in October: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 47°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Thermal Spas

1
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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 24th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest, then hike along Yampa River Core Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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