10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Aspen
— 1 night
Drive
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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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 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass and then look for gifts at Gene Taylor Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Aspen Mountain / Ajax.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspen online road trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Aspen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Jose to Aspen due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Jose in December; daily highs in Aspen reach 1°C and lows reach -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Painted Wall and then explore the striking landscape of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park day trip app.

Drive from Aspen to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Aspen in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, with lows around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks · Nature

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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, then hike along San Juan River Walk, and then take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain and then hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Frisco online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Frisco in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Frisco, with highs around -4°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs day trip planning website.

You can drive from Frisco to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Frisco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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.