12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Frisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon and then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in March, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are slightly colder, around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Denver Zoo and then take in the dramatic natural features at Roxborough State Park. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wild Animal Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Denver are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trips

The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Roxborough State Park
Highlights from your plan
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Wild Animal Sanctuary ©
The Wild Animal Sanctuary

2
nights
Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Carousel of Happiness, explore the striking landscape at Flatirons, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, then admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boulder trip builder app .

You can drive from Denver to Boulder in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Boulder are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Boulder

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Room Escape Games
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Frisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boulder to Frisco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Boulder in March: highs in Frisco hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Breckenridge Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort

2
nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): trek along Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cooper Corner Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip maker site .

Getting from Frisco to Glenwood Springs by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March in Glenwood Springs, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Sunlight Mountain Resort ©
Sunlight Mountain Resort
Thermal Spas

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Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then shop like a local with Gene Taylor Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Snowmass Village road trip planning website .

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Snowmass Village in an hour. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Snowmass Village, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, then explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and finally stop by Lantern Dancer.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Pagosa Springs takes 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Pagosa Springs can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Made in Colorado Shoppe ©
Made in Colorado Shoppe

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