5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Mesa Verde National Park
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Durango
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Breckenridge
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs planning site.

Brookings to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brookings to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brookings in October, you will find days in Colorado Springs are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Mueller State Park ©
Mueller State Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then steep yourself in history at Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

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You can fly from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, Mesa Verde National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Long House ©
Long House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stroll through Animas River Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Durango vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. October in Durango sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
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Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Horseback Riding Tours

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): trek along McCullough Gulch and then cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Breckenridge journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Durango to Breckenridge takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in October, you will find days in Breckenridge are slightly colder (47°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

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