6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Steamboat Springs
— Few hours
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Cripple Creek
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: San Antonio

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): hit the slopes at Yampa River Botanic Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs trip planning site .

San Antonio to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Steamboat Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in October; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 59°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Yampa River Botanic Park ©
Yampa River Botanic Park

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, then hike along Perimeter Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ouray tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Steamboat Springs to Ouray takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in October, Ouray is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Dennis Weaver Memorial Park
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

1
night
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 18th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip planner .

Drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks Trails
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park vacation planner.

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. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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

1
day
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Mesa Verde National Park to Cripple Creek in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, Cripple Creek is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Divide
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

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