15 days in Colorado & Vermont Itinerary

15 days in Colorado & Vermont Itinerary

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Grand Junction
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Ouray
— 3 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Weston
— 1 night
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Shelburne
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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars, learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, then learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally stop by Downtown Grand Junction.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Grand Junction. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Neighborhoods

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Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room

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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. Get in touch with nature at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Perimeter Trail. Museum of the Mountain West and Ouray Alchemist Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cascade Falls Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin, stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ouray online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Ouray in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Junction in May: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 55°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

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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. You'll explore and learn at Two Old Crows and Lantern Dancer. Escape the urban bustle at Treasure Falls and San Juan River Walk. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, hike along Piedra River Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs day trip planner.

Drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

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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 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Park Point, then explore and take pictures at Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 8th (Sat), look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Grand Lake Nordic Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Beach at Grand Lake.

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Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Estes Park, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Weston.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Photography Tours
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures

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Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Pierce's Store, tour the pleasant surroundings at Killington Resort, and then stop by Vermont Country Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Weston road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Estes Park to Weston with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Estes Park to Weston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Weston: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Shelburne.

Things to do in Weston

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Killington Resort ©
Killington Resort
Vermont Country Store ©
Vermont Country Store

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Shelburne

Shelburne ©
Shelburne is a town in southwestern Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. On the 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms, trek along Burlington Bike Path, and then enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: choose your vessel at Whistling Man Schooner Company and then examine the collection at Shelburne Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shelburne online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Weston to Shelburne takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shelburne are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shelburne

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path
Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms

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