10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Ouray
— 1 night
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
3
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
4
Canon City
— 1 night
5
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

1
night
Ouray

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 4th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray journey 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Ouray. In May, Ouray is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, thenget engrossed in the history at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Long House, trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then make a trip to Park Point.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park online tour itinerary planner.

You can 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in May: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Long House ©
Long House

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary tool.

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 May, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canon City travel route builder app.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Canon City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, things will get a bit warmer in Canon City: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

3
nights
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 11th (Sat), explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and then walk around Garden of the Gods. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, thenfind something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. May in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Horseback Riding Tours

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