7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— Few hours
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Ouray
— 2 nights

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Colorado Springs

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the venue of Glen Eyrie Castle, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs route planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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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 19th (Mon), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and finally contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In November in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums
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Must see
Spruce Tree House
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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 21st (Wed): shop like a local with Two Old Crows, take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer, and finally take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 49°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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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 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, then stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then stroll through Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ouray online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Ouray takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Ouray are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Geologic Formation
Yankee Boy Basin
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Hiking Trail
Perimeter Trail
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