9 days in Grand Junction, Moab & Monument Valley Itinerary

9 days in Grand Junction, Moab & Monument Valley Itinerary

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Grand Junction
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
3
Monument Valley
— 2 nights

2
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Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, and then hike along Canyon View Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery and then explore the stunning scenery at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Junction travel route planner.

Jackson to Grand Junction is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Jackson to Grand Junction is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jackson in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Junction, with lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Fri) before leaving for Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Palisade, Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Canyon View Park ©
Canyon View Park

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Arches National Park and Double Arch. Bring the kids along to Off-Road Tours and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Turret Arch in Arches National Park (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend, and view the masterpieces at Gallery Moab LCA.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Moab holiday builder.

Getting from Grand Junction to Moab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Moab are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Off-Road Tours
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley visit planner.

Getting from Moab to Monument Valley by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in June, with highs in Monument Valley at °F and lows at °F. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Outdoors
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Photography Tours
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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