15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Drive:  2 h
1
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Morrison
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Gunnison
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Canyonlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Haiyaha as well as Dream Lake. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park tour planning site.

Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 56°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Morrison.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

few
hours
Morrison

Morrison ©
The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see a show at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Morrison online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Morrison in 2 hours. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, you will find days in Morrison are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Morrison

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ©
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes United States Air Force Academy as well as Barr Trail to Pikes Peak. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online route planner.

Getting from Morrison to Colorado Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll set off for Gunnison on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Barr Trail to Pikes Peak
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

1
night
Gunnison

Gunnison
The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gunnison vacation planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Gunnison in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Colorado Springs in August; daily highs in Gunnison reach 75°F and lows reach 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Gunnison

Outdoors Parks Trails

1
night
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park ©
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock Overlook and then cruise along South Rim Road. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

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Traveling by car from Gunnison to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gunnison in August; daily highs in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook ©
Pulpit Rock Overlook

2
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Dead Horse Point State Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, explore the striking landscape at Windows, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Fiery Furnace, trek along Landscape Arch, thenexplore the striking landscape at Tunnel Arch, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Arches National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park in August, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 92°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dead Horse Point State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

2
nights
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 11th (Tue), trek along Pothole Point Trail, thenget great views at Green River Overlook, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable drive along White Rim Road and then take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Canyonlands National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

3
nights
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.
On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Capitol Reef National Park .

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Capitol Reef National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in August; daily highs in Capitol Reef National Park reach 77°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook

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