8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  11​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Frisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Crested Butte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Newark

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night
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner .

Newark to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Newark in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 46°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Frisco.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Wildlife Parks Trails

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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©

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Frisco

Frisco ©
The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Copper Mountain and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Adventure Park.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Frisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in January, expect nights in Frisco to be about the same, around 14°F, while days are colder, around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Crested Butte.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Copper Mountain
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Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Frisco Adventure Park ©
Frisco Adventure Park

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Crested Butte

Crested Butte ©
Crested Butte is a home rule municipality in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, grab your bike and head to Trail 403, and then take an in-depth tour of Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Crested Butte trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Frisco to Crested Butte takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Frisco in January since evenings lows in Crested Butte dip to -4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Crested Butte

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Crested Butte Mountain Resort ©
Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, then identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park, and then take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Crested Butte to Pagosa Springs in 4 hours. Traveling from Crested Butte in January, things will get a bit warmer in Pagosa Springs: highs are around 37°F and lows about 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

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Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Animas River Trail and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Durango online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in January, and nighttime lows around 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

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