7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Ouray
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Canon City trip itinerary app .

Atlanta to Canon City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Atlanta in June since evenings lows in Canon City dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation
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River Rafting & Tubing
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation

1
night
Estes Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, look for gifts at Laura's Fine Candy, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Blown Glass, then stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Estes Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Canon City to Estes Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping Museums
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Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Mountain Blown Glass ©
Mountain Blown Glass
Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures ©

1
day
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 12th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park route builder .

Getting from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Estes Park in June, plan for little chillier nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, then look for gifts at Lantern Dancer, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip builder .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Museums
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Two Old Crows ©
Two Old Crows

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bear Creek Falls and then hike along Perimeter Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip maker website .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in June, you will find days in Ouray are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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