7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4 h 15 min
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Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Guffey
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Canon City
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Ouray
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Grottos Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen road trip tool.

Los Angeles to Aspen is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Aspen. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Aspen are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are colder (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Guffey.

Things to do in Aspen

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Grottos Trail ©
Grottos Trail

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Guffey

Guffey ©
Guffey is a census-designated place and a U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation, then explore the activities along Arkansas River, and then take in breathtaking views at Poudre Canyon.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Guffey trip planner.

You can drive from Aspen to Guffey in 4 hours. When traveling from Aspen in August, plan for slightly colder days in Guffey, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Canon City.

Things to do in Guffey

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Colorado
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Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation
Poudre Canyon ©
Poudre Canyon

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Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City travel planner.

Traveling by car from Guffey to Canon City takes an hour. Traveling from Guffey in August, you will find days in Canon City are warmer (89°F), and nights are a bit warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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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. On the 7th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Piedra Falls and then trek along Fourmile Falls Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pagosa Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canon City to Pagosa Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Canon City in August; daily highs in Pagosa Springs reach 77°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Piedra Falls ©
Piedra Falls
Fourmile Falls Trail ©
Fourmile Falls Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Long House, steep yourself in history at Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Far View Sites.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park day trip website.

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 and bus. While traveling from Pagosa Springs, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mesa Verde National Park, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ouray.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Yankee Boy Basin, don't miss a visit to Yankee Girl Mine, then stroll through Baby Bath Tubs Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Uncompahgre Gorge.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouray online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Ouray in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Mesa Verde National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ouray, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks Nature Trails
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Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Baby Bath Tubs Trail ©
Baby Bath Tubs Trail
Uncompahgre Gorge ©
Uncompahgre Gorge

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