8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Windsor
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: Windsor

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night
Colorado Springs

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.
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Windsor, Canada to Colorado Springs is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Windsor to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windsor in August, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Arcade Amusements, Inc
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Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, explore the activities along San Juan River Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs vacation maker website .

Getting from Colorado Springs to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August, Pagosa Springs is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Trails
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San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

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Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Cascade Falls Park, hike along Perimeter Trail, and then stroll through Bear Creek Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ouray trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Ouray by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in August: highs in Ouray hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
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.
On the 31st (Fri), trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, admire all the interesting features of The John Denver Sanctuary, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Aspen visit planner.

You can drive from Ouray to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Ouray in August, you will find days in Aspen are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

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nights
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 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Estes Park Visitor Center, and finally stroll through Emerald Lake Trail.

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Traveling by car from Aspen to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In August, Rocky Mountain National Park is a bit warmer than Aspen - with highs of 37°C and lows of 15°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Estes Park Visitor Center
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Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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