7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Fly
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 day
Drive
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Cortez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Denver
— 2 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. On the 1st (Sun), hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs day trip planning app.

Miami to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Pagosa Springs. Traveling from Miami in November, things will get colder in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 49°F and lows about 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Cortez.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Cortez

As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and then delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, and then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cortez vacation planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Cortez by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in November: highs in Cortez hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 4th (Wed), hit the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip site.

Traveling by car from Cortez to Glenwood Springs takes 5 hours. When traveling from Cortez in November, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Spas · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Estes Park Guided Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Estes Park tour itinerary website.

Drive from Glenwood Springs to Estes Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in November, plan for much warmer days in Estes Park, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, see the interesting displays at Argo Mill and Tunnel, then steep yourself in history at Dinosaur Ridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Colorado Railroad Museum and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.