4 days in Colorado Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Itinerary

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4 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ouray
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs travel route planning website .

San Francisco to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Steamboat Springs. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 43°F and lows are around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Steamboat Springs to Colorado Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Steamboat Springs in November; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 55°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ouray road trip planning tool .

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 and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in November, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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