17 days in Colorado Itinerary

17 days in Colorado Itinerary

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17 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Aspen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Frisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mosca
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto

3
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 Difficult Creek Trail. On the 3rd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass and look for all kinds of wild species at Windstar Land Conservancy.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aspen visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to Aspen 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 Toronto to Aspen. Traveling from Toronto in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Aspen, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Frisco Adventure Park and Ten Mile Canyon National Recreation Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Copper Mountain.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Frisco road trip app .

You can drive from Aspen to Frisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Aspen in April, with highs in Frisco at 1°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Ski Area, Copper Mountain
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Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Loveland Ski Area ©
Loveland Ski Area
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

3
nights
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to North Rim and Pulpit Rock Overlook. Discover out-of-the-way places like Painted Wall and Gunnison Point. On the 8th (Mon), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Frisco to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. When traveling from Frisco in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature
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Painted Wall ©
Painted Wall
Pulpit Rock Overlook ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook

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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. Take a break from the city and head to Piedra River Trail and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. Explore hidden gems such as San Juan River Walk and Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservoir Hill Park, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, and relax and rejuvenate at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs holiday maker website .

Explore your travel options from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Pagosa Springs with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in April: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 16°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Mosca.

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
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

4
nights
Mosca

Mosca ©
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado Gators Reptile Park and Mission: Wolf. Escape the urban bustle at Zapata Falls and Great Sand Dunes National Park. Go for a jaunt from Mosca to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to see High Dune Trail about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from UFO Watchtower.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mosca trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mosca in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

UFO Watchtower, High Dune Trail, Mission: Wolf
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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Colorado Gators Reptile Park ©
Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls

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