10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  9​h
1
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Canon City trip planner .

New York City to Canon City is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Canon City. Traveling from New York City in July, Canon City is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at The Springs Resort & Spa, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedra River Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs road trip app .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Pagosa Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canon City in July, with highs in Pagosa Springs at 81°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Park Point, don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hike along Perimeter Trail, stroll through Bear Creek Falls, then go deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, and finally trek along Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): trek along Cascade Falls Park and then do some two-wheel cruising with Ophir Pass Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ouray trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, you will find days in Ouray are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Telluride
Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Rocky Mountains and then take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ouray in July: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Spas

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