10 days in Colorado Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
3
Ouray
— 1 night
4
Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
5
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
6
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights

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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 16th (Sun): stroll through Diamond Hitch Stables, contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, thenview the masterpieces at Lantern Dancer, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs tour itinerary planning app.

Fargo to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Pagosa Springs. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pagosa Springs when traveling from Fargo in August, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), make a trip to Far View Sites, make a trip to Park Point, thenexplore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spruce Canyon Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House, thencruise along Ruins Road, and finally trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, you will find days in Mesa Verde National Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Far View Sites ©
Far View Sites

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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 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ouray County Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Baby Bath Tubs Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek National Recreation Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ouray online route builder.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in August, you will find days in Ouray are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Ouray County Museum ©
Ouray County Museum
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Frontier Historical Museum, thenstroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery, thenhave fun and explore at Glenwood Railroad Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in August, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Linwood Cemetery ©
Linwood Cemetery
Frontier Historical Museum ©
Frontier Historical Museum

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night
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Sky Pond, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, thenappreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sky Pond ©
Sky Pond
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
On the 22nd (Sat), hit the slopes at Mount Werner, take an in-depth tour of Tread of Pioneers Museum, thenget outside with Backdoor Sports, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Routt National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emerald Mountain, thenfly down the slopes at Howelsen Hill Ski Area, and then stroll through Yampa River Core Trail.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs online attractions planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Steamboat Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Steamboat Springs is little chillier than Rocky Mountain National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Howelsen Hill Ski Area ©
Howelsen Hill Ski Area
Tread of Pioneers Museum ©
Tread of Pioneers Museum

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