35 days in Colorado Itinerary

35 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Pagosa Springs
— 7 nights
2
Ouray
— 6 nights
3
Grand Junction
— 6 nights
4
Glenwood Springs
— 7 nights
5
Breckenridge
— 7 nights

7
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reservoir Hill Park and Handcrafted Interiors Art Gallery. You'll explore and learn at San Juan Historical Museum and Creede Historic Museum. Explore Pagosa Springs' surroundings by going to Heron Lake State Park (in Alcalde) and Creede (Creede Underground Mining Museum, Rare Things Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Lake Trail, trek along Fourmile Falls Trail, stroll around Town Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lantern Dancer.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pagosa Springs vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Minneapolis to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Minneapolis to Pagosa Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pagosa Springs, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Creede, Heron Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Creede Underground Mining Museum ©
Creede Underground Mining Museum
Reservoir Hill Park ©
Reservoir Hill Park

6
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Yankee Girl Mine and Kendall Mountain. Appreciate the collections at Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo and Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ouray: Telluride (Telluride Ski Resort, Alpine Chapel, &more) and Silverton (Idarado Mine & Ice Lakes Trailhead). There's much more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, cruise along San Juan Skyway, and grab your bike and head to Alpine Loop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ouray road trip planning site.

Getting from Pagosa Springs to Ouray by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in May, you will find days in Ouray are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Telluride, Silverton, Colorado, Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo, Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum
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Kendall Mountain ©
Kendall Mountain
Bridal Veil hike ©
Bridal Veil hike
Telluride Ski Resort ©
Telluride Ski Resort

6
nights
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Let the collections at Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum and Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Sand Dune Arch and Colorado Riverway Recreation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Junction side-trips: Arches National Park (Wolfe Ranch & Turret Arch), Crag Crest Trail (in Mesa (Mesa County)) and Castle Valley (in Moab). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, steep yourself in history at Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial, don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery, and look for gifts at Enstrom's.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Junction trip site.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Grand Junction takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ouray in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Junction: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Palisade, Arches National Park, Moab, Fruita, Crag Crest Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch
Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey ©

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Frontier Historical Museum and Glenwood Railroad Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linwood Cemetery and Cooper Corner Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Rifle Gap State Park (in Rifle), The White River Museum (in Meeker) and Aspen (Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen Highlands, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Doc Holliday's Grave, identify plant and animal life at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, cast your line with a fishing tour, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Glenwood Springs day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Grand Junction in May: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aspen, Snowmass Village, Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn, Rifle Gap State Park, The White River Museum
Highlights from your plan
Buttermilk Mountain ©
Buttermilk Mountain
The White River Museum ©
The White River Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

7
nights
Breckenridge

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.
Let the collections at Frisco Historic Park and Museum and Temple Israel capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arapahoe Basin and Ski Cooper. Get out of town with these interesting Breckenridge side-trips: Vail / Beaver Creek Resort (in Vail), Georgetown (Loveland Ski Area & Hotel de Paris Museum) and Beaver Creek Chapel (in Beaver Creek). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Peak 9, hit the slopes at Frisco Adventure Park, identify plant and animal life at Montgomery Reservoir, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge trip planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Breckenridge in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. May in Breckenridge sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Leadville, Georgetown, Frisco, Vail / Beaver Creek Resort, Montgomery Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Ski Cooper ©
Ski Cooper

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