5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + shuttle:  4​h
2
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in nature's colorful creations at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Steamboat Springs tour itinerary planner.

Kansas City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kansas City in November: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 43°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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 18th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to 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 taxi 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Pagosa Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Colorado Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House and then contemplate the long history of Balcony House.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip planning site .

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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in November: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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