9 days in Colorado Springs & Montrose Itinerary

9 days in Colorado Springs & Montrose Itinerary

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9 days in Colorado Springs & Montrose Itinerary

Start: Crosby
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
— 6 nights
Drive:  19​h 15​min
End: Crosby

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then examine the collection at Colorado Springs Military Museum, and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs sightseeing planner .

Crosby to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Crosby to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Crosby in April, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Montrose.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain


Montrose ©
The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montrose: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park), Colorado National Monument (in Fruita) and Grand Junction (Downtown Grand Junction & Grand Mesa). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Covered Bridge Ranch, experience rural life at Flying Iron Ranch Alpacas, and admire the natural beauty at Montrose Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montrose day trip website .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Montrose takes 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montrose

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Ouray, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado National Monument, Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum
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Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa