11 days in Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Springs & Durango Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

8
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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Garden of the Gods. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Canon City and see Skyline Drive, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, and make a trip to Olympic Training Center.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Canon City, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Animas River Trail and then take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durango visit site .

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Durango in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Durango. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

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