7 days in Durango & Pagosa Springs Itinerary

7 days in Durango & Pagosa Springs Itinerary

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Durango
— 2 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
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Durango
— 3 nights

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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 18th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Park, then hike along Animas Mountain Trail, and then get a taste of life in the country at James Ranch Grill. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, take in the exciting artwork at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to The Colorado Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Durango online day trip planner.

Houston to Durango is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in October, expect nights in Durango to be much colder, around 32°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
James Ranch Grill ©
James Ranch Grill
Rotary Park ©
Rotary Park

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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 20th (Tue): explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fourmile Falls Trail, and then get a dose of the wild on Crazy Horse Outfitters and Guides - Day Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Durango to Pagosa Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October in Pagosa Springs, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Fourmile Falls Trail ©
Fourmile Falls Trail

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Durango

Durango ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Juan County Historical Society and San Juan Skyway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Animas Museum and Powerhouse Science Center. Explore Durango further: see what you can catch with RIO EPIC Outfitters, shop like a local with Toh-Atin Gallery, hike along Potato Lake Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Animas River Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Durango trip planner.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Animas Museum ©
Animas Museum
Duranglers Flies and Supplies ©
Duranglers Flies and Supplies
San Juan Skyway ©
San Juan Skyway

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