60 days in Colorado Itinerary

60 days in Colorado Itinerary

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1
Pagosa Springs
— 4 nights
2
Durango
— 5 nights
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 4 nights
4
Telluride
— 5 nights
5
Ouray
— 5 nights
6
Grand Junction
— 4 nights
7
Steamboat Springs
— 5 nights
8
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
9
Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
10
Breckenridge
— 5 nights
11
Aspen
— 9 nights

4
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 some historical perspective at Bachelor Loop and Last Chance Mine. Step out of the city life by going to Piedra River Trail and Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pagosa Springs: North Clear Creek Falls (in Creede), Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV (in Hooper) and Colorado Gators Reptile Park (in Mosca). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Juan River Walk, look for gifts at Made in Colorado Shoppe, and shop like a local with Fred Harman Art Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs attractions planner.

Perth, Australia to Pagosa Springs is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Pagosa Springs is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, things will get cooler in Pagosa Springs: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Creede, Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & RV, Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park
Piedra River Trail ©
Piedra River Trail
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hovenweep National Monument and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Purgatory Resort and The Anasazi Heritage Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez) and Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton). There's lots more to do: trek along Animas River Trail, see the interesting displays at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and do a tasting at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Durango trip maker site.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Durango in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cortez, Million Dollar Highway, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mesa Verde National Park and Ruins Road. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spruce Tree House and Long House. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail, delve into the distant past at Yucca House National Monument, and make a trip to Step House.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Mesa Verde National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Telluride.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Long House ©
Long House
Petroglyph Point Hike ©
Petroglyph Point Hike

5
nights
Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tomboy and New Sheridan Hotel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bear Creek Falls and Bridal Veil hike. Take a break from Telluride with a short trip to Last Dollar Road in Ridgway, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, head outdoors with Telluride Outside, hike along Jud Wiebe Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Telluride Historical Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Telluride trip builder website.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Telluride in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in November, you will find days in Telluride are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Last Dollar Road
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Off-Road Tours
Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside

5
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. Visiting Yankee Boy Basin and Ridgway State Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of the Mountain West and Cascade Falls Park. Explore Ouray's surroundings by going to Ute Indian Museum (in Montrose), San Juan County Historical Society (in Silverton) and Gunnison National Forest (in Gunnison). There's lots more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Animas Forks, see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ridgway Visitors Center and Railroad Museum, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ouray trip planner.

You can drive from Telluride to Ouray in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ridgway, Montrose, Silverton, Gunnison National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Museum of the Mountain West ©
Museum of the Mountain West
Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park

4
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Grand Junction and Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey. Get in touch with nature at Grand Mesa and James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park. Go for a jaunt from Grand Junction to Gateway to see Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery and learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Junction travel route planner.

Drive from Ouray to Grand Junction in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ouray, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Junction, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Palisade, Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Grand Junction ©
Downtown Grand Junction
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey ©

5
nights
Steamboat Springs

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Get some cultural insight at Tread of Pioneers Museum and Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yampa River Core Trail and Yampa River Botanic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Steamboat Springs: Grand Lake (The Beach at Grand Lake & Spas) and Steamboat Lake State Park (in Clark). There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, stop by F.M. Light & Sons, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Steamboat Springs trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Junction in November; daily highs in Steamboat Springs reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Lake, Steamboat Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Yampa River Core Trail ©
Yampa River Core Trail
Spas

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chapel on the Rock and Wild Basin Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emerald Lake Trail and Sprague Lake. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lily Lake, take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Alluvial Fan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in December, expect Rocky Mountain National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Alluvial Fan ©
Alluvial Fan
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manitou Springs Incline and North Cheyenne Canon Park. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Colorado Prisons and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Roxborough State Park (in Littleton), Pueblo (Rosemount Museum, Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, &more) and Evergreen Lake (in Evergreen). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs attractions planning website.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pueblo, Divide, Canon City, Roxborough State Park, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Argo Mill and Tunnel and National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Get some cultural insight at Frisco Historic Park and Museum and Barney Ford Victorian House. Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Vail (Booth Falls Trail, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more), Guanella Pass (in Georgetown) and Keystone (Loveland Pass & Arapahoe Basin). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Boreas Pass Road, hike along McCullough Gulch, sample the fine beverages at Breckenridge Distillery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Breckenridge trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in December, you will find days in Breckenridge are much colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vail, Keystone, Frisco Historic Park and Museum, Argo Mill and Tunnel, Guanella Pass
Highlights from your plan
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass
Arapahoe Basin ©
Arapahoe Basin
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

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nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Carbondale Public Art and Cooper Corner Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Rocky Mountains and Rifle Falls. Explore Aspen's surroundings by going to Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs (in Redstone) and Glenwood Springs (Hanging Lake, Doc Holliday's Grave, &more). On the 22nd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Aspen Mountain / Ajax. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The John Denver Sanctuary, grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail, stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and hike along Crater Lake Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Aspen trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Aspen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Breckenridge in December, you will find days in Aspen are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Avalanche Ranch Hot Springs, Rifle Falls, Carbondale Public Art
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
Rocky Mountains ©
Rocky Mountains
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail ©
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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