11 days in Craig, Grand Canyon National Park & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

11 days in Craig, Grand Canyon National Park & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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Craig
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Mesa Verde National Park
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Craig — 3 nights

The City of Craig is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Northwest Colorado and Wyman Living History Museum. Get outdoors at Jones Hole Trail and Devil's Causeway Hike. Go for a jaunt from Craig to Savery to see Little Snake River Museum about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: stroll around City Park.

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Washington DC to Craig is an approximately 29-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Craig, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 4 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 28th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and trek along Cape Final Trail.

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Traveling by car from Craig to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. May in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.
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Mesa Verde National Park — 3 nights

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 29th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Far View Sites, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally make a trip to Park Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Petroglyph Point Hike, then stroll through Nordenskiold #16 Trail, then delve into the distant past at Long House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Prater Ridge Trail.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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