30 days in Colorado Itinerary

30 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Mosca
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Cortez
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 4 nights
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Breckenridge
— 4 nights
Taxi to Silverthorne, CO, Shuttle to Steamboat Springs
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dinosaur Ridge and Beer Tastings & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Mueller State Park) and Pueblo (Rosemount Museum & Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum). And it doesn't end there: walk around North Cheyenne Canon Park, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, and step into the grandiose world of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Columbus to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Columbus to Colorado Springs. Expect slightly colder evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Columbus in November, with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mosca.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Mosca — 2 nights

Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sat), admire nature's extreme beauty at High Dune Trail and then admire the sheer force of Zapata Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado Gators Reptile Park and then take in the natural beauty of Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mosca trip maker tool.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Mosca in 3 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, Mosca is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On the next day, trek along Piedra River Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mosca to Pagosa Springs in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mosca in November since evenings lows in Pagosa Springs dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Cortez.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Cortez — 2 nights

As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 10th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Canyons Of The Ancients Visitor Center & Museum and then delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center and then explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

Make your Cortez itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Cortez by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Cortez, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Ouray — 2 nights

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ouray day trip planner.

You can drive from Cortez to Ouray in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Cortez, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Junction.
Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums
Side Trips

Grand Junction — 3 nights

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Downtown Grand Junction and Museum of the Mountain West. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Mesa, examine the collection at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, stop by Enstrom's, and engage your brain at Museum of the West.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Ouray to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in November, expect nights in Grand Junction to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips

Glenwood Springs — 4 nights

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Rocky Mountains and Sunlight Mountain Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Aspen (Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, Rio Grande Trail, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some photo ops at Doc Holliday's Grave.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Junction in November: high temperatures in Glenwood Springs hover around 35°F and lows are around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Breckenridge.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Breckenridge — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Capital Prize Gold Mine Tour and Boreas Pass Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Arapahoe Basin (in Keystone) and Georgetown (Loveland Ski Area, Guanella Pass, &more). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, stroll through Blue River Sports, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge visit planning app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Breckenridge are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Steamboat Springs — 3 nights

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Tread of Pioneers Museum. Go for a jaunt from Steamboat Springs to Clark to see Steamboat Lake State Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola, don't miss a visit to Cowboys & Indians Jewelry, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Breckenridge in November, you will find days in Steamboat Springs are a bit warmer (43°F), and nights are about the same (20°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park — 3 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Explore hidden gems such as Alluvial Fan and Alberta Falls. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Sprague Lake, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, and take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Steamboat Springs in November: high temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 57°F and lows are around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.