15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Aspen
— 1 night
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Mosca
— 3 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
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Aspen

— 1 night

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 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aspen attractions planner.

Washington DC to Aspen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for slightly colder days in Aspen, with highs around 53°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mosca.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mosca

— 3 nights
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge and Great Sand Dunes National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado Gators Reptile Park and Rio Grande National Forest. Take a break from Mosca with a short trip to High Dune Trail in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, about 32 minutes away.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mosca trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Mosca takes 5 hours. When traveling from Aspen in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mosca, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pagosa Springs

— 3 nights
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Piedra River Trail and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Two Old Crows and Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan River Walk and admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Mosca to Pagosa Springs takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Mesa Verde National Park

— 2 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Anasazi Heritage Center, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Spruce Canyon Trail, hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then make a trip to Park Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park travel itinerary planner.

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. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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 18th (Thu): stroll through Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. On the next day, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline and then stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park.

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Fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Peak.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Steamboat Springs

— 2 nights

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along Yampa River Core Trail and then stroll through Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in April, things will get little chillier in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 52°F and lows about 28°F. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
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Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.