9 days in Santa Fe, Pagosa Springs & Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve Itinerary

9 days in Santa Fe, Pagosa Springs & Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve Itinerary

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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe

— 3 nights

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Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Meow Wolf Santa Fe. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Canyon Road. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel and contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip builder.

Denver to Santa Fe is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Pagosa Springs

— 2 nights
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Family-friendly places like Piedra River Trail and Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Chimney Rock National Monument, take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer, hike along San Juan River Walk, and admire the sheer force of Treasure Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pagosa Springs trip website.

Drive from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In September, Pagosa Springs is little chillier than Santa Fe - with highs of 72°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 3 nights
Explore Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve's surroundings by going to Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center (in Fort Garland), Mission: Wolf (in Gardner) and Stations of the Cross Shrine (in San Luis).

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve travel planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pagosa Springs to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Traveling from Pagosa Springs in September, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is little chillier at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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