6 days in Magnolia & Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Magnolia & Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Magnolia & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Houston
Drive:  1​h
1
Magnolia
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Canon City
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
day
Magnolia

Magnolia ©
Magnolia is a city in southwestern Montgomery County, Texas, United States within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Unity Park, then do a tasting at Bernhardt Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Magnolia sightseeing app .

Houston to Magnolia is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Magnolia

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Kleb Woods Nature Preserve, Bernhardt Winery
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Bernhardt Winery ©
Bernhardt Winery

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 4th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Long House, hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Magnolia to Mesa Verde National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Magnolia to Mesa Verde National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Magnolia in July since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

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 6th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa, then take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, and then hike along Piedra River Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 81°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

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River Rafting & Tubing
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls

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night
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Canon City trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Canon City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, with highs in Canon City at 90°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
River Rafting & Tubing

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