6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Breckenridge
— 1 night
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Palisade
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Durango
— 2 nights

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get thoroughly spooked out with Breckenridge Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 10, and then stroll through Blue River Bikeway. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Montgomery Reservoir, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge, then fly down the slopes at Blue River Sports, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge travel route planning tool.

Kalamazoo to Breckenridge is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kalamazoo in April, plan for cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around 35°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Montgomery Reservoir
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Peak 10 ©
Peak 10
Spas
Blue River Sports ©
Blue River Sports

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Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): hike along Kokopelli's Trail, do a tasting at Mesa Park Vineyards, then do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars, then do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, and finally learn about winemaking at Debeque Canyon Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palisade trip planner.

Getting from Breckenridge to Palisade by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Palisade, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Kokopelli's Trail
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Mesa Park Vineyards ©
Mesa Park Vineyards
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies
Red Fox Cellars ©
Red Fox Cellars

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Park Point, explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, then cruise along Ruins Road, and finally trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palisade to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Palisade in April, with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Square Tower House ©
Square Tower House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): cast your line with RIO EPIC Outfitters, then explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then do a tasting at Four Leaves Winery.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Durango road trip website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

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