5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Snowmass Village
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for gifts at Snowmass Sports and then look for gifts at Gene Taylor Sports.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Snowmass Village online driving holiday planner .

Minneapolis to Snowmass Village is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Snowmass Village due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Snowmass Village: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Shopping Outdoors
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Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports

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nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 26th (Tue), hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Two Old Crows, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs journey planner .

Drive from Snowmass Village to Pagosa Springs in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls

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night
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 28th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, then trek along Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally explore the ancient world of Far View Sites.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip builder tool .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

1
night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center and then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In March in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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