6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Snowmass Village
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Estes Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

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Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village ©
Snowmass Village is a Home Rule Municipality in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Buttermilk Mountain. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass and then look for gifts at Gene Taylor Sports.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Snowmass Village trip planner.

Atlanta to Snowmass Village is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Snowmass Village due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in March, you will find days in Snowmass Village are little chillier (48°F), and nights are much colder (21°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Snowmass Village

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Buttermilk Mountain
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Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
Gene Taylor Sports ©
Gene Taylor Sports
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain

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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 26th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls, then view the masterpieces at Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery, and finally take in the natural beauty of The Springs Resort & Spa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs road trip website .

Drive from Snowmass Village to Pagosa Springs in 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Pagosa Springs can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Spas
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Treasure Falls ©
Treasure Falls

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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 27th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park travel route website .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in March: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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Estes Park

Estes Park ©
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 28th (Thu), stop by Earthwood Artisans, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fall River Jewelry, Coins & Antiques, then stop by Never Summer Mountain Products, and finally kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Images of Rocky Mountain National Park and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Mesa Verde National Park to Estes Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Grand Lake
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Never Summer Mountain Products ©
Never Summer Mountain Products
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Earthwood Artisans ©
Earthwood Artisans

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