7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Ouray
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Canon City
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Little Rock

1
day
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ouray tour itinerary site .

Little Rock to Ouray is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Ouray due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Little Rock in July, expect nights in Ouray to be colder, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Far View Sites. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then cruise along Ruins Road, then steep yourself in history at Balcony House, and finally explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Shiprock Rock Formation, Four Corners Monument
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Shiprock Rock Formation ©
Shiprock Rock Formation

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 26th (Fri), examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, and then trek along Fourmile Falls Trail.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 81°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Trails Parks Outdoors
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San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
San Juan Historical Museum ©
San Juan Historical Museum

2
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City trip itinerary maker 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. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, expect Canon City to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Gold Mine Rock Shop ©
The Gold Mine Rock Shop

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