10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. Keep things going the next day: hike along Petroglyph Point Hike and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park day trip planning website.

Seattle to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are a bit cooler (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Must see
Spruce Tree House
4.7
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Long House
4.8

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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 7th (Wed), hike along Piedra River Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Fred Harman Art Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls. Keep things going the next day: stop by Made in Colorado Shoppe, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pagosa Springs using our trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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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 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, then steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine, then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and finally stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Animas Forks.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray vacation planner.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Ouray, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Yankee Boy Basin
4.7
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Must see
Bear Creek Falls
4.8

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

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.
On the 11th (Sun), stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aspen tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Colorado Springs

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 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Aspen in August, with highs in Colorado Springs at 83°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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