15 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

15 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Panguitch
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
5
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Denver


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2
nights
Panguitch

Panguitch ©
Panguitch is a city in and the county seat of Garfield County, Utah, United States. On the 5th (Fri), get great views at Fairyland Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Navajo Loop Trail, thentrek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, thentake in breathtaking views at Red Canyon, and finally stop by Cowboy Collectibles.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Panguitch attractions planning site.

Denver to Panguitch is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Denver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Panguitch, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Panguitch

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Dune Arch, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and then hike along Park Avenue Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Double O Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skyline Arch.

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Traveling by car from Panguitch to Arches National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Panguitch in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Arches National Park: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch
Double O Arch ©
Double O Arch

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, thencontemplate the long history of Balcony House, and then contemplate the long history of Cliff Palace. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Square Tower House, explore the ancient world of Long House, thendon't miss a visit to Step House, and finally hike along Nordenskiold #16 Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In June, Mesa Verde National Park is slightly colder than Arches National Park - with highs of 89°F and lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony 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 12th (Fri): explore by horseback at Diamond Hitch Stables, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thencontemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River Walk, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lantern Dancer.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Pagosa Springs day trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Pagosa Springs, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River Walk ©
San Juan River Walk
Spas
Diamond Hitch Stables ©
Diamond Hitch Stables

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): cruise along Kolob Canyon Road, do a tasting at IG Winery, and then cruise along Kolob Terrace Road. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Watchman Trail, look for gifts at LaFave Gallery, thengrab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, and finally stroll through Kayenta Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Pagosa Springs to Zion National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pagosa Springs in June; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

LaFave Gallery, IG Winery
Highlights from your plan
Watchman Trail ©
Watchman Trail
Checkerboard Mesa ©
Checkerboard Mesa
IG Winery ©
IG Winery

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch, thentake in breathtaking views at The Needles, and then take a memorable drive along Road to Needles District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky, thenexplore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then trek along Negro Bill Canyon Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moab day trip app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Moab when traveling from Zion National Park in June, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Canyonlands National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve

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