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Itinerary possible?

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Itinerary possible?

Hey I will be coming to Colorado for one week the end of September and just wanted to see if this itinerary was doable. Also any suggestions of stuff to do in any of the areas. I'm looking to do some hikes and see beautiful scenery. Day 1: land in Denver 7 am pick up rental car drive to ouray checking out black canyon on the way. Day 2: hike or try and rent atv in ouray. Day 3: drive to Moab check out canyonlands in the afternoon. Day 4: arches stay in Moab. Day 5: drive to breckenridge no plans for there maybe hike or just relax. Day 6: drive to Estes park via trail ridge rd stay there and go for short hike that afternoon. Day 7: hike in rmnp. Day 8: return to Denver for 3pm flight. I know there is kind of alot of driving involved but I enjoy that. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Itinerary possible?

It's physically doable mainly because you said you like driving.

Personally, that trip would not be doable for me. I'd rather stay longer in one or two places.

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2. Re: Itinerary possible?

Doable since you like driving but not recommended since you also want to do some hiking and an ATV ride. Since you are taking the time to drive to Ouray/SW Colorado, I think I'd skip something, probably skip Breckenridge this trip and add a day in Ouray or Telluride or a day in Moab.

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3. Re: Itinerary possible?

So, DIA to Ouray is 6 hours or so. And, that is without a detour at the Black Canyon. Ouray to Moab is about 3 hours, Moab to Breck would be about 5 hours, and Breck to RMNP

I think on this trip, I might skip Breck too, as suggested by MissP. Add that day in Ouray or Moab depending on whether you like mountains or deserts better (or keep it flexible and see what the weather is).

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