3 days in United States Itinerary

3 days in United States Itinerary

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— Few hours
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— Few hours
4
Ouray
— 1 night
5
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— Few hours

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
You've now added Zapata Falls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip itinerary builder website.

Colorado Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Trails

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Zapata Falls
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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata 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. To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Pagosa Springs. In August in Pagosa Springs, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. You'll set off for Mesa Verde National Park on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park holiday site.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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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. To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. You will leave for Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Nature

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ouray in August; daily highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©

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