9 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

9 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Cannonville
— 3 nights
2
Bluff
— 2 nights
3
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
4
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights


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3
nights
Cannonville

Cannonville ©
Cannonville is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. Take a break from the city and head to Navajo Loop Trail and Rainbow Point. Explore Cannonville's surroundings by going to Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey), Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante) and Red Canyon (in Panguitch). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, take some stellar pictures from Sunrise Point, immerse yourself in nature at Kodachrome Basin State Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannonville trip itinerary maker tool.

Kansas City to Cannonville is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kansas City in September: highs in Cannonville hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Cannonville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Red Canyon
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Rainbow Point ©
Rainbow Point
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area

2
nights
Bluff

Bluff ©
Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Valley of the Gods, admire the majestic nature at Goosenecks State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Bluff Fort Historic Site. On the next day, cruise along Moki Dugway, then don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, and then explore the ancient world of Hovenweep National Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bluff tour planner.

Getting from Cannonville to Bluff by car takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cannonville in September: high temperatures in Bluff hover around 81°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Hovenweep National Monument, Moki Dugway, Goosenecks State Park
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Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Long House, delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mesa Verde National Park route maker app.

Traveling by car from Bluff to Mesa Verde National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bluff in September, Mesa Verde National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Treasure Falls, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at The Springs Resort & Spa.

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Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Pagosa Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. When traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pagosa Springs: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 44°F at night. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks · Nature · Adventure
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The Springs Resort & Spa ©
The Springs Resort & Spa
Spas
River Rafting & Tubing

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