14 days in Colorado Itinerary

14 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
3
Durango
— 2 nights
4
Ouray
— 2 nights
5
Palisade
— 2 nights
6
Glenwood Springs
— 3 nights

2
nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolf Creek Ski Resort and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Springfield to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Pagosa Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Springfield in May, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are little chillier (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk

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.
On the 27th (Wed), trek along Petroglyph Point Hike and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mesa Verde National Park. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, thenexplore the ancient world of Long House, thenexamine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park trip app.

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 May, expect nights in Mesa Verde National Park to be about the same, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Verde National Park ©
Mesa Verde National Park
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike
Long House ©
Long House

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Animas River and then explore and take pictures at Million Dollar Highway. On your second day here, trek along Animas River Trail, thenexamine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Durango trip app.

Getting from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan
Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Animas River ©
Animas River
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway

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 31st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Yankee Boy Basin. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Ridgway State Park, thenstroll through Perimeter Trail, thenadmire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls, and finally hike along Cascade Falls Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ouray tour planner.

Drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in May, plan for little chillier days in Ouray, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bear Creek Falls, Ridgway State Park
Highlights from your plan
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

2
nights
Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery, do a tasting at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, thendo a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, and finally do a tasting at Debeque Canyon Winery. On your second day here, do a tasting at St Kathryn Cellars, thendo a tasting at Talon Winery, thendo a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palisade road trip site.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Palisade takes 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ouray in June: high temperatures in Palisade hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Varaison Vineyards and Winery ©
Varaison Vineyards and Winery
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rocky Mountains and Rifle Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hanging Lake and Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, Rio Grande Trail, &more). There's more to do: tee off at Lakota Canyon Golf Course and examine the collection at Glenwood Railroad Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online trip maker.

Getting from Palisade to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Palisade, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Glenwood Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Aspen, Rifle Falls, Lakota Canyon Golf Course, Rocky Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains

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