7 days in Colorado & Utah Itinerary

7 days in Colorado & Utah Itinerary

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Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Aspen
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Colorado Springs
— 1 night



— 1 night

Rocky Mountain High

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The John Denver Sanctuary, then trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Independence Pass.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aspen trip app.

Denver to Aspen is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in October: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 60°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive


— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Deep Desert Expeditions, then stroll through Bike Fiend, and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by car from Aspen to Moab takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Aspen in October; daily highs in Moab reach 71°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Moab to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Moab in October since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll around Garden of the Gods, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then hike along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak.

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Fly from Zion National Park to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.