7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  4​h
1
Crestone
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Alamosa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Taos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Buena Vista
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Denver

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Crestone

Crestone
The Town of Crestone is a Statutory Town in Saguache County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Crestone Artisans Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Crestone trip planner .

Denver to Crestone is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Denver in July, things will get slightly colder in Crestone: highs are around 78°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alamosa.

Things to do in Crestone

Museums Shopping

1
night
Alamosa

Alamosa ©
Alamosa is a city under Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The San Luis Valley Museum and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at San Luis Valley Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Alamosa holiday planner.

You can drive from Crestone to Alamosa in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Alamosa are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Alamosa

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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The San Luis Valley Museum ©
The San Luis Valley Museum
San Luis Valley Brewing Company ©
San Luis Valley Brewing Company

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek and then explore the striking landscape of Great Sand Dunes National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Alamosa to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. July in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Taos.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Great Sand Dunes National Park
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Great Sand Dunes National Park ©
Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 8th (Mon), take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, explore the world behind art at Millicent Rogers Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Taos travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Taos. In July in Taos, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites
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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Millicent Rogers Museum ©
Millicent Rogers Museum

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Tue), mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see a world frozen in time at Vicksburg. On your second day here, stroll around Buena Vista River Park, then admire all the interesting features of Independence Pass, and then shop like a local with Sundance and Friends.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buena Vista travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Taos to Buena Vista takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

South Park City Museum, Independence Pass
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum

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