5 days in Northeast Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Northeast Colorado Itinerary

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5 days in Northeast Colorado Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  9​h
1
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cortez
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Montanya Distillers.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Crested Butte trip maker tool .

Detroit to Crested Butte is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Detroit in December, plan for slightly colder days in Crested Butte, with highs around 29°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kebler Pass ©
Kebler Pass
Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Montanya Distillers ©
Montanya Distillers

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. On the 18th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, stop by Lantern Dancer, then view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, and finally take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Drive from Crested Butte to Pagosa Springs in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Crested Butte in December, with highs in Pagosa Springs at 38°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

1
night
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Hovenweep National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cortez tour planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Cortez by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cortez, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument