12 days in Denver & Moab Itinerary

12 days in Denver & Moab Itinerary

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12 days in Denver & Moab Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Denver

8
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Guanella Pass. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Beach at Grand Lake and Cherry Creek Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park (Alberta Falls & Emerald Lake Trail), Devils Head Lookout (in Sedalia) and Roxborough State Park (in Littleton). Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Balistreri Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, and explore the striking landscape of Summit Lake Park.

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In October, daytime highs in Denver are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park, Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, Roxborough State Park, Devils Head Lookout
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Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Roxborough State Park ©
Roxborough State Park

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, trek along Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Arches National Park Scenic Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Skyline Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moab online visit planner .

You can fly from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch
Lions Park ©
Lions Park
Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel

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