9 days in Ouray, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Ouray, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Ouray
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

3
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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. You'll explore and learn at Ouray Alchemist Museum and Museum of the Mountain West. Step out of the city life by going to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Cascade Falls Park. Take a break from Ouray with a short trip to Painted Wall in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray day trip app.

Minneapolis to Ouray is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Ouray is a bit cooler than Minneapolis - with highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, Museum of the Mountain West, Bear Creek Falls
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Off-Road Tours
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 11th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Red Rocks Group Campground, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs online trip builder.

You can drive from Ouray to Manitou Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Manitou Springs hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Red Rocks Group Campground, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Red Rocks Group Campground ©
Red Rocks Group Campground

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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.
For shopping fun, head to 16th Street Mall or Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Appreciate the collections at Denver Botanic Gardens and Penrose Heritage Museum. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker.

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. In June, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Denver
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation

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