8 days in Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Cortez
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Fort Garland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
End: Flint

2
nights
Cortez

Cortez
As the closest town to a national park known for its archeological dwellings, Cortez sits along ancient trails that native Puebloan tribes have used for millennia.
On the 2nd (Sat), stroll through Towac Visitor Center. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rio Grande Southern Railroad Museum., then learn more about the world around you at The Anasazi Heritage Center, and then delve into the distant past at Hovenweep National Monument.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cortez trip maker site.

Flint to Cortez is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Flint to Cortez, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flint in March, you will find days in Cortez are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (24°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Cortez

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, Dolores, Towac Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Wolf Creek Ski Resort. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Reservoir Hill Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pagosa Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cortez to Pagosa Springs takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cortez in March, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are a bit cooler (51°F), and nights are about the same (24°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Garland.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Reservoir Hill Park ©
Reservoir Hill Park

1
night
Fort Garland

Fort Garland ©
Fort Garland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Costilla County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Los Caminos Antiguos and then see the interesting displays at Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Garland tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Fort Garland takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in March, you will find days in Fort Garland are a bit cooler (42°F), and nights are about the same (23°F). On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Fort Garland

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center ©
Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online attractions planner.

You can drive from Fort Garland to Colorado Springs in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Garland in March, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park

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