9 days in Denver, Arches National Park & Lake Powell Itinerary

9 days in Denver, Arches National Park & Lake Powell Itinerary

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Denver
— 3 nights
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
3
Lake Powell
— 3 nights

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 26th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Denver itinerary planner.

Stockton to Denver is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockton to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Stockton in July: highs in Denver hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Delicate Arch and Devils Garden Trailhead. Change things up with a short trip to Sego Canyon Petroglyphs in Thompson (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, stroll through Fiery Furnace, and hike along Tunnel Arch.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Denver to Arches National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in July; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 97°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sego Canyon Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

3
nights
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

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You can drive from Arches National Park to Lake Powell in 9 hours. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Lake Powell. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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