14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Ankara
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mosca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Ankara

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Trail 403, and then get engrossed in the history at Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Union Congregational Church, then hit the slopes at Crested Butte Nordic Center, and then stroll through Lower Loop Mountain Bike Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Crested Butte online trip itinerary builder .

Ankara, Turkey to Crested Butte is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Ankara to Crested Butte. Traveling from Ankara in April, expect colder with lows of -4°C in Crested Butte. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Union Congregational Church ©
Union Congregational Church

2
nights
Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating landscape at High Dune Trail and then examine the collection at Fort Garland Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mosca route planner .

You can drive from Crested Butte to Mosca in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Crested Butte in April: highs in Mosca hover around 18°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Fort Garland Museum, High Dune Trail
Highlights from your plan
High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Fort Garland Museum ©
Fort Garland Museum
Great Sand Dunes National Park ©
Great Sand Dunes National Park

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Reservoir Hill Park, take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Mosca to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Pagosa Springs are 16°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Reservoir Hill Park ©
Reservoir Hill Park

3
nights
Durango

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Anasazi Heritage Center and Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum.. Get in touch with nature at The Colorado Trail and Purgatory Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durango: Artisans of Mancos (in Mancos) and Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum (in Cortez). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Columba Catholic Church, admire the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Animas River Trail.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Durango travel route planner .

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In April in Durango, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Dolores, Artisans of Mancos, Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Animas Museum ©
Animas Museum

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Park Point, explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, then trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. May in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House

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