10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Monte Vista
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Nathrop
— 1 night
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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manitou Cliff Dwellings as well as Garden of the Gods.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Monte Vista.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Monte Vista

— 1 night
Monte Vista is the Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous municipality in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Sand Dunes National Park. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Monte Vista trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Monte Vista in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Monte Vista dip to 27°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Monte Vista

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Pagosa Springs

— 2 nights
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Reservoir Hill Park as well as Diamond Hitch Stables. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hike along Reservoir Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Lantern Dancer, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables, and finally tee off at Pagosa Springs Golf Club.

Discover how to plan a Pagosa Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Monte Vista to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Monte Vista in October, Pagosa Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 33°F. You will leave for Nathrop on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Golf

Nathrop

— 1 night
Nathrop is a small unincorporated village between Buena Vista and Salida on U.S. Highway 285 in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nathrop trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Nathrop takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nathrop are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. You will leave for Breckenridge on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Nathrop

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Breckenridge

— 1 night

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 15th (Fri), play a few rounds at Breckenridge Golf Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue River Bikeway, and then hike along McCullough Gulch.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip site.

Traveling by car from Nathrop to Breckenridge takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nathrop in October, expect nights in Breckenridge to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 47°F. You will leave for Rocky Mountain National Park on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Golf
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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Many Parks Curve Overlook and then take in the awesome beauty at Hallett Peak.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Breckenridge in October, plan for warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 39°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 17th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek Trail, get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Denver are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Trails · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.