9 days in Colorado & Utah Itinerary

9 days in Colorado & Utah Itinerary

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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
2
Bluff
— 2 nights
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
4
Bryce
— 3 nights


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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.
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mesa Verde National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Kansas City to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kansas City in September since evenings lows in Mesa Verde National Park dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bluff.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

The Anasazi Heritage Center
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Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
The Anasazi Heritage Center
The Anasazi Heritage Center
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 4th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Valley of the Gods, admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway, then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then explore the ancient world of Hovenweep National Monument.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bluff trip app.

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Bluff takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September since evenings lows in Bluff dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Goosenecks State Park, Moki Dugway, Hovenweep National Monument
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Valley of the Gods ©
Valley of the Gods
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Goosenecks State Park ©
Goosenecks State Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): trek along The Narrows and then get great views at Observation Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center and then admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bluff to Zion National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bryce.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center ©
Observation Point
Observation Point

3
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Bryce

Bryce ©
Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Bryce Point, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Point, and finally hike along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset Point, and then hike along Queen's Garden Trail.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Bryce. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Bryce at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Highway 12 Scenic Byway
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Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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