8 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Pueblo
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive
3
La Junta
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Portland

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Pueblo — 3 nights

Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Pueblo is known for outdoors, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, take an in-depth tour of Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo Museum, examine the collection at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, and browse the exhibits of Rosemount Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pueblo holiday planner.

Portland to Pueblo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Pueblo due to the time zone difference. August in Pueblo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Trinidad.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Trinidad — 3 nights

Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. Explore Trinidad's surroundings by going to La Veta (Francisco Fort Museum & Highway of Legends Scenic Byway) and Walsenburg (Museum Of Friends & Lathrop State Park). There's more to do: walk around Trinidad Lake State Park and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Simpson's Rest.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Trinidad road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pueblo to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Trinidad are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to La Junta.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

La Junta — 1 night

La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site and then examine the collection at Koshare Indian Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Junta day trip tool.

You can drive from Trinidad to La Junta in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in La Junta are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites