5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h
1
Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Ouray
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop and then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary website .

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in November: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

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

1
night
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 11th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

Discover how to plan a Pagosa Springs trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in November, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 24°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then hike along Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): trek along Baby Bath Tubs Trail, then hike along Perimeter Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ouray attractions planner .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can 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
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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