14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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14 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Foot + Fly + Taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 15​min
7
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Mesa Verde National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be a bit cooler, around 25°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and then hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Durango journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Durango, with highs around 53°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

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 28th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pagosa Springs travel route app .

Getting from Durango to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

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.
On the 30th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip maker site .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Pagosa Springs in March, with highs in Colorado Springs at 56°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary and then hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

Make your Aspen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Aspen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In April, Aspen is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 53°F and lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

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night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Aspen to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in April, expect Breckenridge to be slightly colder, temps between 34°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Copper Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get outdoors at Old Town Hot Springs and Yampa River Core Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Steamboat Powdercats. It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Mount Werner and get engrossed in the history at Tread of Pioneers Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 27°F. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Mount Werner ©
Mount Werner

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