4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
— 1 night


Glenwood Springs — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

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Houston to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in January, expect Glenwood Springs to be much colder, temps between 27°F and 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Pagosa Springs.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips

Pagosa Springs — 1 night

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs online vacation planner.

You can fly from Glenwood Springs to Pagosa Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, taxi, and shuttle. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in January, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are a bit warmer (37°F), and nights are about the same (13°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Salida.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Salida — 1 night

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Fri), do a tasting at Vino Salida Wine Cellars and then fly down the slopes at Monarch Mountain.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salida trip planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Salida by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salida, with lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Colorado travel guide

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.