17 days in Colorado, Arizona & Utah Itinerary

17 days in Colorado, Arizona & Utah Itinerary

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1
Estes Park
— 2 nights
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
4
Page
— 1 night
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Moab
— 2 nights
7
Aspen
— 3 nights

2
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the fine beverages at Dancing Pines Distillery, thenview the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elkins Distilling Co., and finally appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Estes Park trip planner.

Chicago to Estes Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Estes Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park
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Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Photography Tours

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Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 17th (Thu), wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, thenlearn about winemaking at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, thencruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, steep yourself in history at V-Bar-V Heritage Site, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

You can fly from Estes Park to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Estes Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cottonwood, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
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Off-Road Tours
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker app.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, thentake in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, thencapture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Page day trip app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Nature Tours
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, thenidentify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, thentake some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Traveling from Page in September, you will find days in Bryce Canyon National Park are slightly colder (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre

2
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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 26th (Sat), trek along Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, thentake a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Moab trip maker site.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. On your second day here, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and then appreciate the history behind The John Denver Sanctuary.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Aspen trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Moab to Aspen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in September: high temperatures in Aspen hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Thermal Spas
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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