8 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Southeast Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Pueblo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
La Junta
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Pueblo is known for outdoors, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo, get engrossed in the history at Rosemount Museum, meet the residents at Pueblo Zoo, and stroll around Lake Pueblo, Colorado State Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pueblo trip planner.

Dallas to Pueblo is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect nights in Pueblo to be cooler, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to La Junta.

Things to do in Pueblo

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo ©
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Pueblo Zoo ©
Pueblo Zoo

1
night
La Junta

La Junta ©
La Junta is the city that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Otero County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Vogel Canyon, thencontemplate the long history of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Koshare Indian Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our La Junta trip website.

Getting from Pueblo to La Junta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in La Junta, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in La Junta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site ©
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Koshare Indian Museum ©
Koshare Indian Museum

3
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trinidad: Walsenburg (The Highway of Legends, Lathrop State Park, &more) and La Veta (Francisco Fort Museum & Highway of Legends Scenic Byway). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Trinidad Lake State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Simpson's Rest, and shop like a local with Corazon Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip planner.

Drive from La Junta to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Walsenburg, La Veta
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad Lake State Park ©
Trinidad Lake State Park
Lathrop State Park ©
Lathrop State Park
Museum Of Friends ©
Museum Of Friends