4 days in Green River, Grand Canyon National Park & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

4 days in Green River, Grand Canyon National Park & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Green River, Grand Canyon National Park & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Green River
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 45​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Denver

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Green River

Green River ©
Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 17th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Green River online holiday planner .

Denver to Green River is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Denver in May, plan for little chillier nights in Green River, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Green River

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop
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Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop ©

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), get great views at Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Green River to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Green River in May, expect little chillier with lows of 33°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
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 20th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites
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Long House ©
Long House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

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