7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Colorado Springs
Drive
2
Estes Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Durango
— 1 night
Drive to Telluride, Fly to Kansas City

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll around Garden of the Gods and then stop by Downtown Manitou Springs.

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Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kansas City in March since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Estes Park

— 1 night
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 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Scot's Sporting Goods, then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, and then stop by Glen Haven General Store.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. March in Estes Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Snowmass Village.

Things to do in Estes Park

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Snowmass Village

— 1 night
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. On the 19th (Tue), stop by Gene Taylor Sports and then hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Snowmass Village trip planner.

Traveling by car from Estes Park to Snowmass Village takes 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Estes Park in March: high temperatures in Snowmass Village hover around 48°F and lows are around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Pagosa Springs

— 3 nights
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wolf Creek Ski Resort and Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at San Juan River Walk and Treasure Falls. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, view the masterpieces at Two Old Crows, stop by Lantern Dancer, and get a taste of the local shopping with Fred Harman Art Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Snowmass Village to Pagosa Springs in 6.5 hours. March in Pagosa Springs sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Durango

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get interesting insight from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then view the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and then shop like a local with Toh-Atin Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary site.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Durango can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Shopping · Museums · Tours

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.