6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 21st (Sun): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip builder.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pagosa Springs

— 1 night
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Two Old Crows, then learn something new at The Choke Cherry Tree, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs travel route tool.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Pagosa Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Pagosa Springs is little chillier than Colorado Springs - with highs of 19°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Classes

Mesa Verde National Park

— 3 nights
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Explore hidden gems such as Hovenweep National Monument and The Anasazi Heritage Center. Visit Long House and Balcony House for their historical value. It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House and contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in October: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

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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.