15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Copper Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Aspen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Crested Butte
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center. Popular historic sites such as Glen Eyrie Castle and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, and explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip tool .

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs. Traveling from New York City in April, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Copper Mountain.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

1
night
Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain ©
On the 17th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Arapahoe Basin.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Copper Mountain day trip website .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Copper Mountain in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in April, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Copper Mountain: temperatures range from 34°F by day to 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Copper Mountain

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Arapahoe Basin
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Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain

4
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.
Get outdoors at Buttermilk Mountain and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. On the 22nd (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Aspen Highlands. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Aspen journey maker app .

You can drive from Copper Mountain to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copper Mountain in April, with highs in Aspen at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
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Aspen Mountain / Ajax ©
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass

2
nights
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see a world frozen in time at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and then see a world frozen in time at Gothic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Upper Loop.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Crested Butte itinerary planner .

Drive from Aspen to Crested Butte in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gothic
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort

3
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. On the 25th (Wed), stroll through Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Piedra River Trail and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Crested Butte to Pagosa Springs in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pagosa Springs can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

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

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