8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Pagosa Springs
— Few hours
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
3
Aspen
— 1 night
4
Breckenridge
— 1 night
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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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 (Sat): take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs online trip maker.

Kansas City to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Kansas City, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Pagosa Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, thenwalk around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park and then hike along Perimeter Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouray trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Ouray takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in July, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): hike along Rio Grande Trail and then stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ouray to Aspen by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Ouray in July, expect nights in Aspen to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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night
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get all the information you need at Breckenridge Welcome Center, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentake in the awesome beauty at Epic Discovery at Breck, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Breckenridge trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Aspen to Breckenridge in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Aspen in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Breckenridge, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Adventure Tours Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Room Escape Games
Breckenridge Welcome Center ©
Breckenridge Welcome Center

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night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): cruise along Old Fall River Road, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, thenappreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 3 hours. When traveling from Breckenridge in July, plan for much warmer days in Rocky Mountain National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan

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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 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, thenexplore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planning tool.

Drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in July, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Climbing Tours
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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