5 days in Colorado & Utah Itinerary

5 days in Colorado & Utah Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly to Cortez, Drive to Monument Valley
Monument Valley
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth


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.
On the 15th (Thu), walk around Garden of the Gods and then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Dallas in April, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are much colder (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums

Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Monument Valley trip planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Monument Valley by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in April: highs in Monument Valley hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature · Parks · Tours


Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 17th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Make the 19th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Fiend.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moab tour builder app.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
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.

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.