11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Cortez
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Burlington
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Frisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Craig
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): browse the exhibits of Cortez Cultural Center and then admire the masterpieces at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cortez route planner.

New York City to Cortez is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Cortez due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in January since evenings lows in Cortez dip to 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dolores
Highlights from your plan
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Cortez Cultural Center ©
Cortez Cultural Center

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 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Pagosa Springs trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cortez to Pagosa Springs takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cortez in January, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 13°F, while days are slightly colder, around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

1
day
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a Home Rule Municipality and county seat of Kit Carson County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Old Town Museum and then don't miss a visit to Kit Carson County Carousel.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Burlington trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Burlington in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in January, expect nights in Burlington to be about the same, around 16°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Museum ©
Old Town Museum
Kit Carson County Carousel ©
Kit Carson County Carousel

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, then learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planning app .

Drive from Burlington to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Wed), stroll through Copper Mountain and then fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Frisco online journey builder .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Frisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Colorado Springs in January, plan for cooler days in Frisco, with highs around 25°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Craig.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Copper Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

3
nights
Craig

Craig ©
The City of Craig is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Northwest Colorado, then get engrossed in the history at Wyman Living History Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum and then stroll through Steamboat Gondola.

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Traveling by car from Frisco to Craig takes 3 hours. Traveling from Frisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Craig, with lows of 1°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Craig

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Steamboat Springs
Highlights from your plan
City Park ©
City Park
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Museum of Northwest Colorado ©
Museum of Northwest Colorado

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