8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

New York City
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  8​h 30​min
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Denver
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Ouray
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
New York City

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park day trip tool .

New York City to Estes Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Estes Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Boulder.

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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Flagstaff Mountain and then grab your bike and head to Boulder Creek Path.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boulder online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Boulder takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boulder: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Denver.

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Boulder Creek Path ©
Boulder Creek Path
Flagstaff Mountain ©
Flagstaff Mountain

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Boulder to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Denver to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Long House, then stroll through Petroglyph Point Hike, and then don't miss a visit to Park Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House and then explore the ancient world of Balcony House.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park vacation builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, Mesa Verde National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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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. On the 26th (Tue), hike along Yankee Boy Basin, then admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouray route maker .

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 46°F at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

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Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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