7 days in Pagosa Springs & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

7 days in Pagosa Springs & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Pagosa Springs & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

Start: Pagosa Springs
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Pagosa Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Pagosa Springs

4
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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. Popular historic sites such as Bachelor Loop and Animas Forks are in your itinerary. Let the collections at San Juan County Historical Society and Creede Historic Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Pagosa Springs with an excursion to Creede Underground Mining Museum in Creede--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Pagosa Springs. In May, daytime highs in Pagosa Springs are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Creede, San Juan County Historical Society, Animas Forks
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
River Rafting & Tubing
Animas Forks ©
Animas Forks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House and then explore the ancient world of Far View Sites. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, stroll through Petroglyph Point Hike, then hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Long House ©
Long House

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