15 days in Cortez, Kanab & Colorado Springs Itinerary

15 days in Cortez, Kanab & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Macon
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Cortez
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Kanab
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Macon

5
nights
Cortez

Cortez ©
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
Get in touch with nature at Animas River Trail and Horseback Riding Tours. Visit Long House and St. Columba Catholic Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cortez: Durango (Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, Honeyville, &more) and Petroglyph Point Hike (in Mesa Verde National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, take an in-depth tour of The Anasazi Heritage Center, view the masterpieces at Artisans of Mancos, and explore the world behind art at Notah Dineh Trading Company and Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cortez trip builder.

Macon to Cortez is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Macon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Cortez, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kanab.

Things to do in Cortez

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Artisans of Mancos, The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument ©
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

5
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coyote Buttes and Checkerboard Mesa. Get outdoors at Queen's Garden Trail and Wall Street. Get out of town with these interesting Kanab side-trips: Bryce Canyon National Park (Rim Trail & Bryce Amphitheatre). And it doesn't end there: trek along Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), tour the pleasant surroundings at Squaw Trail, get engrossed in the history at Kanab Heritage House Museum, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanab online visit planner.

Drive from Cortez to Kanab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Kanab are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Checkerboard Mesa, Coyote Buttes
Highlights from your plan
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) ©
Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access)

3
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.
Visiting Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Tunnel Drive will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Mueller State Park. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Canon City and see The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, pause for some photo ops at Will Rogers Memorial Shrine of the Sun, and get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kanab to Colorado Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Kanab in July, you will find days in Colorado Springs are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Canon City, Divide, Miramont Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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