9 days in Pagosa Springs & Southeast Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Pagosa Springs & Southeast Colorado Itinerary

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9 days in Pagosa Springs & Southeast Colorado Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
1
Pagosa Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
La Junta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Pueblo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

5
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Explore Pagosa Springs' surroundings by going to Ghost Ranch (in Abiquiu), Animas Forks (in Ouray) and Creede (Creede Underground Mining Museum, Bachelor Loop, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, hike along Piedra River Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

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Los Angeles to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Pagosa Springs is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 77°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to La Junta.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Creede, Ghost Ranch, Animas Forks
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Spas
Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
La Junta

La Junta ©
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 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Otero Museum, then steep yourself in history at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, and then take in breathtaking views at Picketwire Canyonlands.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the La Junta day trip app .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to La Junta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, La Junta is a bit warmer than Pagosa Springs - with highs of 91°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pueblo.

Things to do in La Junta

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Otero Museum ©
Otero Museum
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©

2
nights
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Rosemount Museum, learn about all things military at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Pueblo Heritage Museum, and finally get outside with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Center for American Values, then meet the residents at Pueblo Zoo, and then examine the collection at Museum Of Friends.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pueblo trip builder app .

Traveling by car from La Junta to Pueblo takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pueblo can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Museum Of Friends
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Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Rosemount Museum ©
Rosemount Museum

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