7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ouray
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 17th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen tour builder .

New York City to Aspen is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Aspen, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for little chillier days in Aspen, with highs around 47°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
The Emporium And Flying Circus ©
The Emporium And Flying Circus
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
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 19th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Two Old Crows, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, then indulge your taste buds at The Choke Cherry Tree, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

Find out how to plan Pagosa Springs trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Aspen to Pagosa Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November in Pagosa Springs, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Two Old Crows ©
Two Old Crows
The Choke Cherry Tree ©
The Choke Cherry Tree

1
night
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 21st (Thu), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, and then delve into the distant past at Balcony House.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mesa Verde National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

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. On the 22nd (Fri), admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ouray day trip planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in November, you will find days in Ouray are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin

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