6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray trip planner .

New York City to Ouray is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ouray is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Ouray to be colder, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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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 27th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks Shopping
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Two Old Crows ©
Two Old Crows

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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 28th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Garden of the Gods, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Horseback Riding Tours
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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