8 days in Pagosa Springs & Durango Itinerary

8 days in Pagosa Springs & Durango Itinerary

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8 days in Pagosa Springs & Durango Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
1
Pagosa Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Durango
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

3
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. Popular historic sites such as Bachelor Loop and Last Chance Mine are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park and Diamond Hitch Stables. When in Pagosa Springs, make a side trip to see North Clear Creek Falls in Creede, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, stop by Made in Colorado Shoppe, and admire the sheer force of Piedra Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pagosa Springs travel planner .

Atlanta to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Pagosa Springs. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in November: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Creede
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Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
North Clear Creek Falls ©
North Clear Creek Falls

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Petroglyph Point Hike and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Long House and Wines of the San Juan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Nordenskiold #16 Trail (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Berg/Animas Trail (in Farmington). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, get a taste of the local shopping with Scenic Aperture Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Colorado Trail, and stroll around Rotary Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Durango online visit planner .

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Wines of the San Juan, Berg/Animas Trail
Highlights from your plan
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Wines of the San Juan ©
Wines of the San Juan

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