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4 day trip - suggestions please

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4 day trip - suggestions please

Finish conference Wed pm in Englewood and have until Sunday evening flight at DIA. I was thinking following route

Englewood to Leadville to Salida to Telluride to Durago to Ouray

Anything we should ad or remove from trip given we have basically four full days

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1. Re: 4 day trip - suggestions please

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Remember that Hwy 24 north of Leadville is closed at this time, so you'll either need to go through Breckenridge or on to Glenwood, Redstone, Hotchkiss, Delta, Montrose...then to Ouray or Telluride.

As I mentioned, if you were wanting to do anything except just the scenic drive, the distances involved would not be recommended for what will really be not quite three full days when you count the time it takes to get to and from SW Colorado.

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Ok here's some ideas for you. Do you want to stop and visit any National Parks or just drive by them? If you want to see Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon or Mesa Verde NPs you will have to stop and visit. If you just want to drive, stop, eat and sleep, then here's a plan:

Wed - I would wait until at least 6pm to drive up I70 to Summit County (Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge). Spend the night there.

Thur - To Leadville via Hwy 91 due to road closure on Hwy 24). Then down to Buena Vista and Salida. From there down to Del Norte, South Fork and over Wolf Creek Pass to Pagosa and on to Durango. Plan on 6+ hours of driving.

Fri - Visit Durango and then drive north to Silverton and Ouray. If you want to spend the time to go to Telluride. Stay in Ouray and maybe visit the hot springs.

Sat - Ouray to Montrose to Delta to Carbondale and then either to Glenwood Springs or Aspen!

Sun - Glenwood or Aspen to Denver.

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