6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly:  8​h
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Roanoke

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip itinerary planner.

Roanoke to Aspen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Roanoke in August, you will find days in Aspen are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are much colder (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
The Emporium And Flying Circus ©
The Emporium And Flying Circus

2
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then hike along Yankee Boy Basin. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cascade Falls Park, then stroll through Perimeter Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouray trip planner.

Getting from Aspen to Ouray by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Aspen, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall ©
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at The Springs Resort & Spa, then explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs route planning site .

Drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 7th (Tue), stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer than Pagosa Springs - with highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

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