10 days in Taos, Zion National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Taos, Zion National Park & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Taos
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Taos

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Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Philmont Scout Ranch and Blumenschein Home & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Taos: Fort Union National Monument (in Watrous) and Goose Lake Trail (in Red River). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, look for gifts at Twirl, sample the tasty concoctions at Taos Mesa Brewing, and examine the collection at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taos online route planner.

Dallas to Taos is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for slightly colder days in Taos, with highs around 83°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Taos

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, then hike along Timber Creek Overlook Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kolob Canyons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Court of the Patriarchs.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Taos to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Taos in July, expect Zion National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Kolob Canyons
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Court of the Patriarchs
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to East Rim Drive and Yaki Point. There's still lots to do: cruise along Cape Royal, get great views at Shoshone Point, hike along Hermit Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip app.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Parks
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East Rim Drive
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Cape Royal
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Yaki Point
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