5 days in Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

1
night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 12th (Thu), stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ouray trip planner .

Newark to Ouray is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 66°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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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 14th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs online itinerary builder .

Drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in September, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Spas
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Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

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night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Getting from Pagosa Springs to Canon City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, with highs in Canon City at 83°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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Aspen

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen sightseeing app .

You can drive from Canon City to Aspen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Aspen is little chillier than Canon City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 41°F. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing

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