12 days in Santa Fe, Grand Junction & Colorado Springs Itinerary

12 days in Santa Fe, Grand Junction & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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12 days in Santa Fe, Grand Junction & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Fort Worth
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Grand Junction
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h
End: Fort Worth

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Escape the urban bustle at Bandelier National Monument and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe planner .

Fort Worth to Santa Fe is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Worth to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Worth in July, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Bandelier National Monument
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

4
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Colorado National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Junction side-trips: Museum of the Mountain West (in Montrose), Wolfe Ranch Rock Art (in Arches National Park) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Moab). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, pause for some photo ops at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, and wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Grand Junction takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. July in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Palisade, Moab, Fruita, Museum of the Mountain West, Wolfe Ranch Rock Art
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Seven Falls. Visit Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Old Colorado City Historic District for their historical value. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and make a trip to Olympic Training Center.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Grand Junction to Colorado Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Grand Junction in July, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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