12 days in Colorado Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
2
Ouray
— 2 nights
3
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights
4
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
5
Buena Vista
— 1 night
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

1
night
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip planner.

Houston to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are little chillier (80°F), and nights are colder (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail

2
nights
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at Ouray Alchemist Museum, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour, and then stroll through Perimeter Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, hike along Cascade Falls Park, then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, and finally contemplate the long history of Yankee Girl Mine.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Ouray by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour ©
Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hanging Lake and Rocky Mountains. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, The John Denver Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, hike along Hanging Lake Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Glenwood Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ouray in June, plan for little chillier days in Glenwood Springs, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Aspen, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Hanging Lake ©
Hanging Lake
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

2
nights
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dillon Reservoir, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Boreas Pass Road, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then trek along McCullough Gulch.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Breckenridge online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Breckenridge: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Dillon Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Barney Ford Victorian House ©
Barney Ford Victorian House
Spas

1
night
Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 29th (Mon), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Vicksburg, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stroll around Buena Vista River Park.

For maps and tourist information, use the Buena Vista trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Buena Vista takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Breckenridge in June: highs in Buena Vista hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in June, Colorado Springs is a bit warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Manitou Springs Incline
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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