7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Ouray
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 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 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

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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. Traveling from Kansas City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Colorado Springs, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

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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 24th (Wed): trek along Yankee Boy Basin, trek along Perimeter Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls. On your second day here, trek along Cascade Falls Park and then see a world frozen in time at Animas Forks.

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You can drive from Colorado Springs to Ouray in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in July: high temperatures in Ouray hover around 74°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Must see
Yankee Boy Basin
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Perimeter Trail
4.6

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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. On the 26th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs tour builder tool.

You can drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature · Parks
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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.
On the 27th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then explore the ancient world of Long House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Balcony House and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace.

Before you visit Mesa Verde National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Must see
Spruce Tree House
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Long House
4.8

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