10 days in Las Cruces, Telluride & Colorado Springs Itinerary

10 days in Las Cruces, Telluride & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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10 days in Las Cruces, Telluride & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive:  13​h
1
Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
2
Telluride
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Austin

1
night
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added White Sands National Monument to your itinerary.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Cruces online tour itinerary planner .

Austin to Las Cruces is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Las Cruces due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in August: high temperatures in Las Cruces hover around 90°F and lows are around 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Telluride.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Nature Parks

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
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White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument

5
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Your list of things to see and do now includes Jud Wiebe Trail, Alta Lakes, Island Lake, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Ouray Alchemist Museum and Bachelor Loop. Get in touch with nature at Yankee Boy Basin and Perimeter Trail. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Telluride trip planner.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Telluride in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Las Cruces in August, plan for much colder days in Telluride, with highs around 70°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ouray, Island Lake, Bachelor Loop
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

2
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 17th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then take in the pleasant sights at Pikes Peak, then examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City Historic District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Telluride to Colorado Springs by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Telluride in August, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Manitou Springs
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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