6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Erie
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Durango
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Aspen
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Erie

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Durango

Durango
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Durango visit planner.

Erie to Durango is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Erie to Durango. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Erie in April: highs in Durango hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 28°F. You will leave for Mesa Verde National Park on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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 10th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then trek along Spruce Canyon Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Mesa Verde National Park can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
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 11th (Thu): stroll through Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at The Springs Resort & Spa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan River Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are little chillier, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

1
night
Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and then fly down the slopes at Crested Butte Nordic Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Crested Butte journey site .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Crested Butte takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort

1
night
Aspen

Aspen
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of The John Denver Sanctuary and then grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aspen vacation planning app .

Drive from Crested Butte to Aspen in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Aspen are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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