8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Roanoke

1
night
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 1st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ouray trip itinerary site .

Roanoke to Ouray is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Roanoke to Ouray. Traveling from Roanoke in June, things will get slightly colder in Ouray: highs are around 72°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Ouray to Mesa Verde National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
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 4th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at The Springs Resort & Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan River Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Pagosa Springs holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Nature Parks 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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night
Breckenridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Copper Mountain and then stop by Ready Paint Fire!.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Breckenridge journey planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Breckenridge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in June, plan for colder days in Breckenridge, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Copper Mountain
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Copper Mountain ©
Copper Mountain
Ready Paint Fire! ©
Ready Paint Fire!

3
nights
Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the activities along Lily Lake, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emerald Lake Trail, stop by Kirks Flyshop & Mountain Adventures, stop by Brownfield's, then stop by Purple Mountain Taffy Company, and finally stop by Laura's Fine Candy.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip planner .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Estes Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Breckenridge in June, expect nights in Estes Park to be somewhat warmer, around 54°F, while days are warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Lily Lake ©
Lily Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Purple Mountain Taffy Company ©
Purple Mountain Taffy Company

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