60 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

60 days in South Central Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mosca
— 7 nights
2
Creede
— 8 nights
3
Salida
— 8 nights
4
Leadville
— 8 nights
5
Fairplay
— 8 nights
6
Cripple Creek
— 8 nights
7
Colorado Springs
— 12 nights

7
nights
Mosca

Mosca
Mosca is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve (High Dune Trail & Little Medano Creek). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Great Sand Dunes National Park, take some stellar pictures from UFO Watchtower, immerse yourself in nature at San Luis State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at South Zapata Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mosca trip planner.

Austin to Mosca is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Mosca due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in September, plan for little chillier days in Mosca, with highs around °F, while nights are much colder with lows around °F. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Creede.

Things to do in Mosca

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Hooper
Highlights from your plan
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
South Zapata Lake ©
South Zapata Lake
Zapata Falls ©
Zapata Falls

8
nights
Creede

Creede ©
The historic City of Creede is the Statutory Town that is the county seat and the only incorporated municipality in Mineral County, Colorado, United States. Creede is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway, explore the striking landscape at Bachelor Loop, see the interesting displays at Creede Historic Museum, and admire the sheer force of North Clear Creek Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Creede trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Mosca to Creede takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Mosca in September, plan for cooler days in Creede, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Salida.

Things to do in Creede

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler Geologic Area ©
Wheeler Geologic Area
North Clear Creek Falls ©
North Clear Creek Falls
Rare Things Gallery ©
Rare Things Gallery

8
nights
Salida

The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salida: Mosca Pass Trail (in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve) and Buena Vista (Cottonwood Lake, Vicksburg, &more). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wood's High Mountain Distillery, walk around Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, and sample the tasty concoctions at Soulcraft Brewing.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salida holiday website.

Drive from Creede to Salida in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Creede in September, expect nights in Salida to be somewhat warmer, around °F, while days are much warmer, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Leadville.

Things to do in Salida

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Buena Vista, Mosca Pass Trail, Chalk Cliff Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
The Bungled Jungle ©
The Bungled Jungle
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

8
nights
Leadville

Leadville ©
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States. Go for a jaunt from Leadville to Buena Vista to see Clear Creek Reservoir about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Elbert, stroll through Mineral Belt Trail, trek along Hagerman Tunnel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lakes.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Leadville journey maker site.

You can drive from Salida to Leadville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salida in September; daily highs in Leadville reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Fairplay.

Things to do in Leadville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Clear Creek Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Hagerman Tunnel ©
Hagerman Tunnel
Mount Elbert ©
Mount Elbert
Twin Lakes ©
Twin Lakes

8
nights
Fairplay

Fairplay ©
Fairplay is the statutory town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Park County, Colorado, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Tarryall River Ranch in Lake George (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum, get a taste of life in the country at American Safari Ranch, sample the tasty concoctions at South Park Brewing Colorado, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pike National Forest.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fairplay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leadville to Fairplay takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fairplay are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You'll set off for Cripple Creek on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Fairplay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tarryall River Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Kenosha Pass ©
Kenosha Pass
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
South Park Brewing Colorado ©
South Park Brewing Colorado

8
nights
Cripple Creek

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cripple Creek: Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Horsethief Falls), Canon City (The Abbey Events Complex, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Lake George (Eleven Mile State Park, Wilkerson Pass, &more). There's lots more to do: go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, take a memorable drive along Phantom Canyon Road, examine the collection at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, and contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek route planner.

You can drive from Fairplay to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. In October, Cripple Creek is somewhat warmer than Fairplay - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Canon City, Divide, Victor, Lake George
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

12
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planning website.

Drive from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cripple Creek in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, 300 Days of Shine, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy