15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado visit planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouray
— 3 nights
Drive
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Frisco
— 2 nights
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Aspen
— 3 nights
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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 25th (Sat): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs planning website.

London, UK to Colorado Springs is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Colorado Springs. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cañon City online visit planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Cañon City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Scenic Drive

Pagosa Springs

— 2 nights
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 29th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa, then hike along San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Pagosa Springs takes 4 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cañon City in May; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 20°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Ouray

— 3 nights
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Perimeter Trail and Museum of the Mountain West. Step out of the city life by going to Cascade Falls Park and Bear Creek Falls. When in Ouray, make a side trip to see Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, approximately Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin and walk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray trip maker.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, plan for little chillier days in Ouray, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Frisco

— 2 nights
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Mountain and then fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Epic Discovery at Breck, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Frisco trip builder website.

Drive from Ouray to Frisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ouray, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Frisco, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Aspen

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and Aspen Mountain / Ajax. Take a break from the city and head to Gene Taylor Sports and Aspen Snowmass.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Frisco to Aspen in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Frisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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.