7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Canon City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Morrison
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
End: Denver

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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. On the 8th (Sat), walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ouray trip planner .

Washington DC to Ouray is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Park Point, then delve into the distant past at Far View Sites, then take a memorable drive along Ruins Road, and finally make a trip to Step House.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites
Step House ©
Step House

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, then shop like a local with Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks Spas
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center, then admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Canon City trip planner .

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Canon City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pagosa Springs in June, with highs in Canon City at 89°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Morrison.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge, then see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, and then hike along Bergen Peak.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Morrison holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Morrison takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Morrison

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hiwan Homestead Museum, Meyer Ranch Park
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Meyer Ranch Park ©
Meyer Ranch Park

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