13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mosca
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the activities along Hanging Lake.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online vacation planner .

Kalamazoo to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Glenwood Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in June: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 65°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Sioux Villa Curio ©
Sioux Villa Curio

3
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Get some cultural insight at Ouray County Museum and Ouray Alchemist Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Cascade Falls Park and Yankee Boy Basin. There's still lots to do: stroll through Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and hike along Perimeter Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray online vacation planner .

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Ouray hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at The Anasazi Heritage Center, trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Balcony House and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Ouray in July, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, stroll through Piedra River Trail, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs route planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

2
nights
Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. On the 6th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Colorado Gators Reptile Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Zapata Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mosca trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mosca takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mosca can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods and then explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline and then identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Mosca to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Mosca in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Manitou Springs Incline
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Glen Eyrie Castle ©
Glen Eyrie Castle

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