6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  10​h
1
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): trek along Piedra River Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder app .

New York City to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Lake City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Spas

1
night
Lake City

Lake City ©
The Town of Lake City is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Hinsdale County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Hinsdale County Museum and then get outside with Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre Peaks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake City journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Lake City takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lake City, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Lake City

Outdoors Museums
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Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre Peaks ©
Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre Peaks
Hinsdale County Museum ©
Hinsdale County Museum

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then admire all the interesting features of Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lake City to Colorado Springs takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lake City in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing

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