36 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

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Pueblo
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Trinidad
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La Junta
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Pueblo — 11 nights

Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Attractions like Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo and Rosemount Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Ludlow Massacre Monument Colorado in Walsenburg (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, explore the activities along Bear Lake, meet the residents at Pueblo Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center - River Campus.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pueblo trip site.

New York City to Pueblo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Pueblo. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pueblo, with lows of 45°F. You'll set off for Trinidad on the 30th (Tue).
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Trinidad — 11 nights

Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. Family-friendly places like Lathrop State Park and The Highway of Legends will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to La Veta (Francisco Fort Museum & Highway of Legends Scenic Byway) and Walsenburg (Wild Waters Park, Walsenburg Mining Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Trinidad Lake State Park, take an in-depth tour of Louden-Henritze Archaeology Museum, make a trip to Steam Engine 638, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Simpson's Rest.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. May in Trinidad sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel to La Junta.
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Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

La Junta — 13 nights

La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting La Junta side-trips: Las Animas (Boggsville & Fort Lyon National Cemetery), Knapps Farm Market (in Rocky Ford) and Lamar (Petrified Wood Gas Station, Big Timbers Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Otero Museum, examine the collection at Koshare Indian Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Picketwire Canyonlands.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Junta online vacation planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to La Junta in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in La Junta can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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