15 days in Colorado, Southeastern Utah & North Central Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Colorado, Southeastern Utah & North Central Arizona Itinerary

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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Moab
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Glenwood Springs — 1 night

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanging Lake Trail and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspen Snowmass and then walk around The John Denver Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

New York City to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Glenwood Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Glenwood Springs is much colder than New York City - with highs of 38°F and lows of 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Moab.
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Moab — 4 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Make the 4th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, trek along Double Arch, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moab online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Moab in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sedona.
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Sedona — 5 nights

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Mountain Trail, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sedona can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 4 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Denver (Denver Zoo, Molly Brown House Museum, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and sample some tasty brews at Rocky Mountain Food Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in May: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 68°F and lows are around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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