15 days in Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Snowmass Village
— 1 night
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Estes Park
— 2 nights
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights

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Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. On the 5th (Mon), trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then stop by Snowmass Sports. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then look for gifts at Gene Taylor Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Snowmass Village day trip planner.

Dallas to Snowmass Village is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Snowmass Village is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in November; daily highs in Snowmass Village reach 47°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports

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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yankee Boy Basin, and then see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Perimeter Trail, hike along Bear Creek Falls, and then look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Snowmass Village to Ouray takes 4 hours. Traveling from Snowmass Village in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°F in Ouray. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Route 550 Gifts, Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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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 the less-touristy side of things at Piedra River Trail and Made in Colorado Shoppe. For shopping fun, head to Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery or Lantern Dancer. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, shop like a local with Two Old Crows, take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. November in Pagosa Springs sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
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.
On the 12th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in November, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 24°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
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.
Get in touch with nature at Emerald Lake Trail and Never Summer Mountain Products. Shop till you drop at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and Earthwood Artisans. Change things up with a short trip to New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, delve into the lush surroundings at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park tour itinerary maker tool.

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. In November, daytime highs in Estes Park are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, New Belgium Brewing Company, Never Summer Mountain Products
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Photography Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Copper Mountain and then expand your horizons at Ready Paint Fire!. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Alpine Sports, look for gifts at Breckenridge Hat Company, take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, and finally stop by Olive Fusion.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Breckenridge driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Breckenridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect colder weather when traveling from Estes Park in November: highs in Breckenridge hover around 34°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Copper Mountain
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Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Alpine Sports ©
Alpine Sports
Olive Fusion ©
Olive Fusion

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 18th (Sun), stop by Straightline Sports Outfitters, then stroll through Yampa River Core Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Powdercats, look for gifts at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and then stop by F.M. Light & Sons.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in November: highs in Steamboat Springs hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Steamboat Powdercats ©
Steamboat Powdercats
F.M. Light & Sons ©
F.M. Light & Sons

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