11 days in Colorado Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Itinerary

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

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Aspen

Aspen ©

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Aspen Brewing Company.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Aspen journey planner.

Huntsville to Aspen is an approximately 24-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Huntsville in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Breweries & Distilleries
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Aspen Brewing Company ©
Aspen Brewing Company

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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 30th (Sun): walk around Garden of the Gods and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmer Park. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Colorado City and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip maker tool.

You can drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Aspen in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City

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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 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables, contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, and then take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pagosa Springs online trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 81°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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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 (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Baby Bath Tubs Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horsethief Trail, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ouray trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, you will find days in Ouray are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing. On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus and then explore the world behind art at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Canon City driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Ouray to Canon City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ouray in July, with highs in Canon City at 90°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation

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