10 days in Morrison & Southeastern Utah Itinerary

10 days in Morrison & Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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10 days in Morrison & Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Morrison
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Moab
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Omaha

1
night
Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel at Red Rocks.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Morrison planning site .

Omaha to Morrison is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Morrison is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Morrison

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Meyer Ranch Park
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Meyer Ranch Park ©
Meyer Ranch Park
Dinosaur Ridge ©
Dinosaur Ridge

1
night
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park . Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Cohab Canyon Trail, hike along The Hickman Bridge Trail, and then hike along Goosenecks Overlook.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Morrison to Capitol Reef National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Morrison in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Capitol Reef National Park, with lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Arches National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, approximately 38 minutes away. Make the 14th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turret Arch, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and play a few rounds at Moab Golf Course.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Moab in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in April, expect Moab to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

1
night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
On the 18th (Thu), get great views at Grand View Point Overlook, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park trip site .

Getting from Moab to Canyonlands National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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