6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Durango La Plata County Airport, Drive to Pagosa Springs
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Rimouski


Pagosa Springs — 2 nights

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 26th (Mon): hike along Piedra River Trail, then see Off-Road Tours, and then delve into the distant past at Chimney Rock National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): trek along San Juan River Walk, identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planning site.

Rimouski, Canada to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rimouski to Pagosa Springs is minus 2 hours. June in Pagosa Springs sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Side Trip

Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

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 28th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

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You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in June: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Rocky Mountain National Park — 2 nights

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, then admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, and then trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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.