5 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

5 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

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Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
— 2 nights
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 1 night



Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Double Arch. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Windows). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grandstaff Canyon Trail and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab road trip app.

Dallas to Moab is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Moab. In April, Moab is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon.

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You can drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. In April in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs visit planning website.

Fly from Zion National Park to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in April, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature

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.

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.