13 days in Amarillo, Santa Fe & Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Amarillo, Santa Fe & Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Amarillo, Santa Fe & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Moore
Drive:  4​h
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
South Fork
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Grove

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Amarillo Zoo and Tascosa Drive-in Theater. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Amarillo Zoo, explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and then watch a film at Tascosa Drive-in Theater.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip itinerary planning app .

Moore to Amarillo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. June in Amarillo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Nightlife

Side Trip

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
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Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Amarillo Zoo ©
Amarillo Zoo
Tascosa Drive-in Theater ©
Tascosa Drive-in Theater

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night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art and then cruise along The Plaza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Fe vacation planner.

Getting from Amarillo to Santa Fe by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amarillo in June, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 56°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art

1
night
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. You've now added San Juan River Walk to your itinerary.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pagosa Springs online tour planner .

Drive from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs in 4 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, things will get slightly colder in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 80°F and lows about 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for South Fork.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Trails

1
night
South Fork

South Fork
South Fork is a statutory town in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our South Fork planner .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to South Fork in an hour. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in June, plan for cooler days in South Fork, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in South Fork

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rock-N-Row Inc. as well as Tunnel Drive. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Rock-N-Row Inc. and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Canon City trip builder .

You can drive from South Fork to Canon City in 3 hours. While traveling from South Fork, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Canon City, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 58°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Canon City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Rock-N-Row Inc.
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Rock-N-Row Inc. ©
Rock-N-Row Inc.

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coors Field as well as Denver Zoo. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo and then explore and take pictures at Coors Field.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Canon City to Denver in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. While traveling from Canon City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Coors Field ©
Coors Field

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak as well as National Museum of World War II Aviation. Take a break from the city and head to Garden of the Gods and Seven Falls. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and stop by Downtown Manitou Springs.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak

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