10 days in Colorado Springs & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Springs & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Springs & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Colorado Springs

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bishop Castle and Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Four Mile Ranch Golf Club. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (in Canon City), Shining Mountain Golf Course (in Woodland Park) and Pueblo Heritage Museum (in Pueblo). There's lots more to do: see a show at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, grab your bike and head to Cherry Creek State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel route tool .

In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Pueblo, Canon City, 105 West Brewing Company, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Bear Dance Golf Club
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Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Bishop Castle ©
Bishop Castle

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): cruise along Ruins Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, then don't miss a visit to Park Point, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Far View Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then don't miss a visit to Step House, then don't miss a visit to Four Corners Monument, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Shiprock Rock Formation.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shiprock Rock Formation, Four Corners Monument
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Shiprock Rock Formation ©
Shiprock Rock Formation
Step House ©
Step House

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