10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Yampa River Core Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Steamboat Springs online trip planner.

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Yampa River Core Trail
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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 13th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aspen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Steamboat Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Aspen are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

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Must see
Maroon Bells
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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.
On the 15th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park, then step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 67°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Farming Terraces, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs journey website.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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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 19th (Fri): walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouray online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Ouray takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in October, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are slightly colder, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Yankee Boy Basin
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Waterfall
Bear Creek Falls
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Baby Bath Tubs Trail
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