13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Silverton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Morrison
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Carbondale
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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Denver

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.
You've now added LoDo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a stroll through LoDo.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denver travel planner.

Dallas to Denver is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, you will find days in Denver are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are cooler (55°F). On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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.
For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Durango online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Durango takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Denver in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Durango, with lows around 44°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Silverton trip site .

Drive from Durango to Silverton in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Silverton, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
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Idarado Mine ©
Idarado Mine

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. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray travel route planning tool .

Getting from Silverton to Ouray by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Ouray can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll set off for Canon City on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Denver to Canon City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. While traveling from Denver, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Canon City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Transportation Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Helen Hunt Falls, Seven Falls and Pikes Peak. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs journey planning tool .

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Canon City in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Morrison.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

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Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Morrison road trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Morrison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Morrison, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Morrison

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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Denver

Denver
To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Denver trip planner .

Denver is just a short distance from Morrison. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

2
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.
On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longs Peak. On your second day here, stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, cruise along Trail Ridge Road, then take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Denver

Denver
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Cherry Creek Trail.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Denver itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Trails Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

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nights
Carbondale

Carbondale ©
The Town of Carbondale is a Home Rule Municipality in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carbondale trip planning site .

You can drive from Denver to Carbondale in 3 hours. In July, Carbondale is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
West Elk Loop Scenic Byway ©
West Elk Loop Scenic Byway
Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs ©
Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs

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