6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs trip itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

1
day
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 21st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs route planning tool .

Getting from Steamboat Springs to Pagosa Springs by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Pagosa Springs are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then take an in-depth tour of The Anasazi Heritage Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then contemplate the long history of Petroglyph Point Hike, and then delve into the distant past at Long House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine, admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, and finally hike along Perimeter Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ouray online tour itinerary planner .

You can 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June: highs in Ouray hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

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