7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  5​h
4
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Albuquerque

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. On the 24th (Sat), savor the flavors at The Choke Cherry Tree and then relax and rejuvenate at The Springs Resort & Spa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip planner .

Albuquerque to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In March, Pagosa Springs is a bit cooler than Albuquerque - with highs of 49°F and lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Choke Cherry Tree ©
The Choke Cherry Tree

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
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.
On the 26th (Mon), stop by Honeyville and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and then view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Durango trip maker app .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March in Durango, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Honeyville ©
Honeyville

2
nights
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 28th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park online route maker .

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Durango in March, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 25°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Old Town Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by F.M. Light & Sons, stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and then hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Steamboat Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In March, Steamboat Springs is a bit cooler than Mesa Verde National Park - with highs of 45°F and lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Old Town Hot Springs ©
Old Town Hot Springs
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ©
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore

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