6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  22​h 45​min
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  21​h
End: Seattle

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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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Seattle to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Pagosa Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in August, Pagosa Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

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Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Petroglyph Point Hike, hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, then admire the sheer force of Uncompahgre Gorge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Baby Bath Tubs Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ouray online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ouray: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Bear Creek Falls, Spas & Wellness
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Uncompahgre Gorge ©
Uncompahgre Gorge
Spas & Wellness

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