11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Ouray
— 1 night
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
4
Frisco
— 2 nights
5
Canon City
— 1 night
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 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 29th (Wed), stroll through Perimeter Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ouray travel tool.

Columbia to Ouray is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Columbia to Ouray, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Columbia in May; daily highs in Ouray reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

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
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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. On the 31st (Fri), take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, thenexplore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For maps and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs holiday planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

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

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, thensteep yourself in history at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Long House. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, thenadmire all the interesting features of Petroglyph Point Hike, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Long House ©
Long House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

2
nights
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Tue), hit the slopes at Copper Mountain and then hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, get answers to all your questions at Breckenridge Welcome Center, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Frisco travel route planning site.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Frisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June: highs in Frisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Copper Mountain, South Park City Museum, Breckenridge Welcome Center
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South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): cruise along Skyline Drive and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Canon City day trip planning site.

Getting from Frisco to Canon City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Frisco, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Canon City, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip website.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Traveling from Canon City in June, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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