12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Walsenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
La Veta
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Cuchara
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
La Junta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Las Animas
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Denver

1
night
Walsenburg

Walsenburg ©
Walsenburg is a statutory city that is the county seat and the most populous city of Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum Of Friends.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Walsenburg trip itinerary maker site.

Denver to Walsenburg is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Walsenburg hover around 57°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to La Veta.

Things to do in Walsenburg

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Lathrop State Park ©
Lathrop State Park
Museum Of Friends ©
Museum Of Friends
Walsenburg Mining Museum ©
Walsenburg Mining Museum

4
nights
La Veta

La Veta
The Town of La Veta is a Statutory Town in Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. Get out of town with these interesting La Veta side-trips: High Dune Trail (in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve), Mosca (Great Sand Dunes National Park & Zapata Falls) and Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV (in Hooper). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Highway of Legends Scenic Byway and examine the collection at Francisco Fort Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our La Veta online travel planner.

La Veta is very close to Walsenburg. In May, daytime highs in La Veta are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cuchara.

Things to do in La Veta

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mosca, High Dune Trail, Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV ©
Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV

1
night
Cuchara

Cuchara
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through Cuchara Valley Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cuchara travel route planner.

Cuchara is very close to La Veta. In May in Cuchara, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 31°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cuchara

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

1
night
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Sugarite Canyon State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Trinidad Lake State Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Most Holy Trinity Church.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad journey planner.

You can drive from Cuchara to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cuchara in May; daily highs in Trinidad reach 72°F and lows reach 43°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to La Junta.

Things to do in Trinidad

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sugarite Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad Lake State Park ©
Trinidad Lake State Park
Sugarite Canyon State Park ©
Sugarite Canyon State Park
Most Holy Trinity Church ©
Most Holy Trinity Church

2
nights
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. To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read La Junta online tour planner.

Drive from Trinidad to La Junta in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in La Junta can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll set off for Las Animas on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in La Junta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Knapps Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Koshare Indian Museum ©
Koshare Indian Museum
Otero Museum ©
Otero Museum

1
night
Las Animas

Las Animas ©
Las Animas is the Statutory City that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Bent County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Lyon National Cemetery and then immerse yourself in nature at John Martin Reservoir State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Animas trip itinerary website.

Las Animas is very close to La Junta. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Animas

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

John Martin Reservoir State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lyon National Cemetery ©
Fort Lyon National Cemetery
John Martin Reservoir State Park ©
John Martin Reservoir State Park