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
3
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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Yankee Girl Mine and then get out on two wheels at Ophir Pass Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ouray trip site.

Fremont to Ouray is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Fremont to Ouray, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fremont in May, things will get a bit cooler in Ouray: highs are around 55°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Ophir Pass Trail, Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: stop by Lantern Dancer, view the masterpieces at Fred Harman Art Museum, then examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum, then shop like a local with Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk.

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

Drive from Ouray to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in May: highs in Pagosa Springs hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Earthen Vessel Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery, and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Durango day trip planning app.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Winter Sports · 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 31st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In May in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum ©
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): walk 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. Keep things going the next day: hike along Palmer Park, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and finally stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel site.

You can fly from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Mueller State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

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