9 days in Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Ouray
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
5
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine and then do some two-wheel cruising with Ophir Pass Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ouray trip planner.

Fremont to Ouray is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Fremont in August, expect Ouray to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Ophir Pass Trail, Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo
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Ophir Pass Trail ©
Ophir Pass Trail
Climbing Tours
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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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 10th (Mon): hit the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer, shop like a local with Fred Harman Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at San Juan Historical Museum, then view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, and finally hike along San Juan River Walk.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Getting from Ouray to Pagosa Springs by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. When traveling from Ouray in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
San Juan Historical Museum ©
San Juan Historical Museum

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, and then hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Durango vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In August in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums
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Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), stroll around Garden of the Gods, then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): trek along Palmer Park, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and finally look for gifts at Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

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Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Mueller State Park, Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

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