15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Ouray
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  5​h
Frisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online driving holiday planner .

London, UK to Colorado Springs is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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. On the 29th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, then trek along San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip builder website .

Getting from Canon City to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May, Pagosa Springs is slightly colder than Canon City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Bear Creek Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Yankee Boy Basin and Perimeter Trail. Take a break from Ouray with a short trip to Museum of the Mountain West in Montrose, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, don't miss a visit to Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, trek along Cascade Falls Park, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ouray online road trip planner .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Ouray

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Museum of the Mountain West, Spas & Wellness
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall

2
nights
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): hit the slopes at Copper Mountain and then stroll through Frisco Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Epic Discovery at Breck, sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Frisco trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Ouray to Frisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for slightly colder days in Frisco, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Frisco

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Breckenridge, Copper Mountain
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Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aspen Snowmass and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Gene Taylor Sports. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip planner .

You can drive from Frisco to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Frisco in June, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snowmass Village
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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