9 days in Boulder City, Grand Canyon National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

9 days in Boulder City, Grand Canyon National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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9 days in Boulder City, Grand Canyon National Park & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Sioux City
Drive:  20​h 15​min
Boulder City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Sioux City

1
day
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, then snap pictures at Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, then examine the collection at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulder City day trip website .

Sioux City to Boulder City is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In July, Boulder City is somewhat warmer than Sioux City - with highs of 103°F and lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Boulder City

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum ©
Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum

3
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 8th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Boulder City to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Boulder City in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (84°F), and nights are cooler (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
days
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and North Pole - Santa's Workshop make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of United States Air Force Academy, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Colorado Springs takes 11 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
North Pole - Santa's Workshop ©
North Pole - Santa's Workshop
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

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