5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip builder

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Frisco
Drive
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Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Durango
— 1 night
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Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), fly down the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Frisco trip itinerary planner.

Tulsa to Frisco is an approximately 5.5-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 Tulsa in December, expect nights in Frisco to be little chillier, around 14°F, while days are colder, around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Cripple Creek

— 1 night
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek visit planner.

Traveling by car from Frisco to Cripple Creek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Frisco in December, plan for much warmer days in Cripple Creek, with highs around 49°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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 24th (Mon), stroll through Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cripple Creek to Pagosa Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cripple Creek in December: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 38°F and lows are around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Durango

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durango trip website.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Colorado travel guide

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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.