12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Aspen
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Canon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 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 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Trail, then grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Aspen trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Aspen is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Aspen, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect nights in Aspen to be colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Must see
Crater Lake Trail
4.5

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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 30th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, then stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then stroll through Yankee Boy Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail and then hike along Perimeter Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ouray day trip tool.

Drive from Aspen to Ouray in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Aspen in September, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Bear Creek Falls
4.8
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Must see
Yankee Boy Basin
4.7
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Must see
Perimeter Trail
4.6

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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. On the 2nd (Tue), shop like a local with Two Old Crows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedra River Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, hike along San Juan River Walk, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in October, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Canon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canon City trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Canon City takes 4 hours. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Canon City: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Drive
Skyline Drive
4.7

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Helen Hunt Falls and Manitou Springs Incline. Discover out-of-the-way places like North Cheyenne Canon Park and North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. There's still lots to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Canon City in October, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Waterfall
Helen Hunt Falls
4.5

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