7 days in Colorado Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Durango
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Durango — 1 night

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort and then examine the collection at Durango Wildlife Museum and Fish Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway and then trek along Animas River Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Durango online tour itinerary maker.

Cleveland to Durango is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Durango. Traveling from Cleveland in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Durango, with lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 1 night

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 3rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, and then hike along Petroglyph Point Hike.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. April in Mesa Verde National Park sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 4 nights

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.
Butterfly Pavilion and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Denver (Fort Logan National Cemetery & 16th Street Mall) and Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (in Pueblo). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Colorado Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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