5 days in Telluride & Mountain Village, Grand Canyon National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

5 days in Telluride & Mountain Village, Grand Canyon National Park & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Telluride
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): go deep underground at Yankee Girl Mine, take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cornet Creek Falls, and finally head outdoors with Telluride Outside.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Telluride online route planner.

Pearland to Telluride is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pearland to Telluride due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Pearland in December: high temperatures in Telluride hover around 36°F and lows are around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Yankee Girl Mine
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Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside
Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

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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 27th (Sun), make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and then look for gifts at Tusayan General Store. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along South Kaibab Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Telluride to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Telluride in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (45°F), and nights are about the same (15°F). On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Tusayan General Store
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Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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