8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Get in touch with nature at Yankee Boy Basin and Ridgway State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bear Creek Falls and Ouray County Museum. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, trek along Cascade Falls Park, see Off-Road Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ouray day trip planning website.

Houston to Ouray is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Ouray is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in August; daily highs in Ouray reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ridgway, Bear Creek Falls
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Ridgway State Park ©
Ridgway State Park
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): trek along Crater Lake Trail, then hike along Rio Grande Trail, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, trek along Grottos Trail, and then relax and float downstream with Elk Mountain Expeditions.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen visit planning site.

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Ouray in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Crater Lake Trail ©
Crater Lake Trail
Elk Mountain Expeditions ©
Elk Mountain Expeditions
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Step off the beaten path and head to Steamboat Gondola and Yampa River Core Trail. Get outdoors at Del's Triangle 3 Ranch and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Steamboat Lake State Park in Clark--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Steamboat Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Clark
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch

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