7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Ouray
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then contemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then explore the ancient world of Long House.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner .

London, UK to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Mesa Verde National Park. When traveling from London in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Hovenweep National Monument
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
The Anasazi Heritage Center ©
The Anasazi Heritage Center

1
night
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 12th (Thu): trek along San Juan River Walk, witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa, and then admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pagosa Springs travel site .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Nature Trails
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

1
night
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 13th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ouray tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Ouray in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Ouray, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Nature
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

1
night
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 14th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs route maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Ouray to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ouray in September; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 30°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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