6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Fly
2
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Fly

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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 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedra River Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along San Juan River Walk, and then explore the ancient world of Chimney Rock National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pagosa Springs itinerary planner.

Newark to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Pagosa Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, plan for colder nights in Pagosa Springs, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): walk around The John Denver Sanctuary, hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pagosa Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, bus, and car. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in June, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Sprague Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and then stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Glenwood Springs in June: highs in Rocky Mountain National Park hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Steamboat Springs

— 1 night

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): trek along Yampa River Core Trail and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Steamboat Springs driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in June, with highs in Steamboat Springs at 78°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

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.