60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Durango La Plata County Airport, Drive to Pagosa Springs
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Pagosa Springs
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 5 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
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Telluride
— 5 nights
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Ouray
— 5 nights
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Grand Junction
— 4 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
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Breckenridge
— 5 nights
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Aspen
— 9 nights
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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Get some historical perspective at Bachelor Loop and Last Chance Mine. Step out of the city life by going to Piedra River Trail and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pagosa Springs: Colorado Gators Reptile Park (in Mosca), North Clear Creek Falls (in Creede) and Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV (in Hooper). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan River Walk, look for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, and shop like a local with Fred Harman Art Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs attractions planner.

Perth, Australia to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Pagosa Springs is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, things will get cooler in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 11°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Hovenweep National Monument and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Purgatory Resort and Animas River Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton), The Anasazi Heritage Center (in Dolores) and Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Animas River, do a tasting at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, trot along with a tour on horseback, and wander the wide-open spaces of James Ranch Grill.

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You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mesa Verde National Park and Petroglyph Point Hike. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spruce Tree House and Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Long House, hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Farming Terraces, and don't miss a visit to Step House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary website.

Drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Telluride.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Telluride

The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tomboy and New Sheridan Hotel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bear Creek Falls and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from Telluride with a short trip to Last Dollar Road in Ridgway, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along Bridal Veil hike, head outdoors with Telluride Outside, stroll through Jud Wiebe Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum.

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Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Telluride by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Telluride, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Visiting Yankee Boy Basin and Perimeter Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of the Mountain West and Ouray Alchemist Museum. Explore Ouray's surroundings by going to San Juan County Historical Society (in Silverton), Gunnison National Forest (in Gunnison) and Ute Indian Museum (in Montrose). There's lots more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Animas Forks, immerse yourself in nature at Ridgway State Park, take an in-depth tour of Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ouray trip planner.

You can drive from Telluride to Ouray in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Grand Junction

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Grand Junction and Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum. Get in touch with nature at Grand Mesa and James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, learn about winemaking at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, and make a trip to The Blue Pig Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Junction online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in November, expect nights in Grand Junction to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get some cultural insight at Tread of Pioneers Museum and Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Steamboat Springs: Steamboat Lake State Park (in Clark) and The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake). There's lots more to do: trek along Yampa River Core Trail, admire the natural beauty at Yampa River Botanic Park, fly down the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and look for gifts at F.M. Light & Sons.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Junction in November; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach 7°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emerald Lake Trail and Sprague Lake. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lily Lake, take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Colorado Springs

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manitou Springs Incline and Evergreen Lake. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Colorado Prisons and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Pueblo (Rosemount Museum, Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, &more), Roxborough State Park (in Littleton) and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (in Canon City). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park, see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Breckenridge

Colorado's Kingdom

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.
You'll explore and learn at Argo Mill and Tunnel and Barney Ford Victorian House. Get some cultural insight at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and Frisco Historic Park and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Guanella Pass (in Georgetown), Keystone (Loveland Pass & Arapahoe Basin) and Vail (Booth Falls Trail, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, hike along McCullough Gulch, sample the fine beverages at Breckenridge Distillery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Breckenridge trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in December, you will find days in Breckenridge are much colder (-4°C), and nights are about the same (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Aspen

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Let the collections at Carbondale Public Art and Cooper Corner Gallery capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rocky Mountains and The John Denver Sanctuary. Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs (in Redstone), Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake, Doc Holliday's Grave, &more) and Rifle Falls (in Rifle). On the 22nd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. The adventure continues: trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Creek Road.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aspen trip app.

Getting from Breckenridge to Aspen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Breckenridge in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Aspen: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.