6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
2
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
3
Ouray
— 1 night
4
Aspen
— 1 night

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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. To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs visit planner.

Wichita Falls to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Wichita Falls in September, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are slightly colder (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
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 1st (Tue), delve into the distant past at Long House, trek along Petroglyph Point Hike, and then delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center, get a new perspective on nature at The Anasazi Heritage Center, thenexplore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally examine the collection at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in September: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Anasazi Heritage Center, Cortez Cultural Center
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Long House ©
Long House
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

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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 3rd (Thu), trek along Bear Creek Falls, thentrek along Perimeter Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ouray holiday builder site.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, you will find days in Ouray are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Bear Creek Falls
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail

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Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Rio Grande Trail and then hike along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspen travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ouray to Aspen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Aspen when traveling from Ouray in October, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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