10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mosca
— 1 night
Drive
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive
6
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Mountain West, and then explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray route planner.

New York City to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Ouray due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Ouray to be cooler, around 37°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Must see
Yankee Boy Basin
4.7
Ouray Alchemist Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Ouray Alchemist Museum
4.7

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Ouray in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

1
night
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 9th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

Plan my trip to Pagosa Springs with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mosca.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Mosca

Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the fascinating landscape at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mosca day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mosca takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 27°F in Mosca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Mosca to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mosca in October, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get answers to all your questions at Estes Park Visitor Center, then stop by Downtown Estes Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planning app.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Estes Park are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Sprague Lake
Water Body
Sprague Lake
4.8

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