16 days in Colorado & Lubbock Itinerary

16 days in Colorado & Lubbock Itinerary

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16 days in Colorado & Lubbock Itinerary

Start: Pflugerville
Drive:  12​h
1
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Silverton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Lubbock
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Pflugerville

1
night
Trinidad

Trinidad
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Trinidad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Pflugerville to Trinidad is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Pflugerville to Trinidad is minus 1 hour. In June, Trinidad is little chillier than Pflugerville - with highs of 86°F and lows of 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Canon City.

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night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Canon City sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Trinidad to Canon City in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

#Transportation, #Wildlife, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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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.
You've added Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Helen Hunt Falls, Cheyenne Mountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Downtown Manitou Springs.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs route planner .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Canon City in June, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Hanging Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colorado Springs in June, with highs in Glenwood Springs at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

#Theme Parks, #Spas, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park ©
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool ©
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

1
night
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Route 550 Gifts as well as Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour, steep yourself in history at Mayflower Gold Mill, and then stop by Route 550 Gifts.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Silverton road trip app .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Silverton takes 4 hours. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, you will find days in Silverton are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Silverton

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour ©
Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour
Mayflower Gold Mill ©
Mayflower Gold Mill

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night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ouray tour planning tool .

Drive from Silverton to Ouray in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Ouray

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Uncompahgre Gorge ©
Uncompahgre Gorge

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing as well as Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Durango trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ouray to Durango by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. While traveling from Ouray, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

#Museums, #Tours, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
You've now added Cliff Palace to your itinerary.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. June in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

#Historic Sites, #Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Park Point ©
Park Point

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night
Lubbock

Lubbock
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Start your trip to Lubbock by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Lubbock takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Lubbock due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July since evenings lows in Lubbock dip to 69°F. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Lubbock

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

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