4 days in Glenwood Springs & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

4 days in Glenwood Springs & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Glenwood Springs & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Aspen
Drive:  1​h
1
Glenwood Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Aspen

1
day
Glenwood Springs

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.
On the 20th (Sat), hike along Hanging Lake Trail and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glenwood Springs online itinerary builder .

Aspen to Glenwood Springs is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Aspen in October, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are slightly colder (47°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Spas Trails Parks
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Thermal Spas
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 31°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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