8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ouray
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Pole - Santa's Workshop and Climbing Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Tampa to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tampa to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Tampa in June, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (84°F), and nights are colder (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Manitou Springs Incline
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

1
night
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanging Lake.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glenwood Springs online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In June, Glenwood Springs is slightly colder than Colorado Springs - with highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake

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 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin. On the next day, hike along Cascade Falls Park, hike along Perimeter Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouray online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Ouray takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, expect nights in Ouray to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

2
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 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, trek along Piedra River Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls. On your second day here, soothe aching muscles at The Springs Resort & Spa.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Ouray to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from Ouray in June, expect nights in Pagosa Springs to be little chillier, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa

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