10 days in Grand Junction & Arches National Park Itinerary

10 days in Grand Junction & Arches National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Grand Junction
— 4 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 5 nights
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Grand Junction

— 4 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Junction: Moab (Arches National Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa and don't miss a visit to The Blue Pig Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Junction trip planner.

New York City to Grand Junction is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Grand Junction, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Arches National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park

— 5 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes High Point Hummer and ATV as well as Dan Mick's Guided Jeep Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, trek along Double O Arch, make a trip to Delicate Arch, and stroll through Windows.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Arches National Park route planner.

Getting from Grand Junction to Arches National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. In June in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 61°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip