6 days in Arizona, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Arizona, Utah & Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Page
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Coalville
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Page

— 1 day

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip planner.

Dallas to Page is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In December, Page is slightly colder than Dallas - with highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Grand Canyon South Rim. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mohave Point and Yaki Point. There's much more to do: hike along Hermit Trail, steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, and look for gifts at Tusayan General Store.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coalville.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Coalville

— 1 night
Coalville is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. On the 29th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Summit county courthouse and then stroll through Backcountry Snowmobiling.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coalville online road trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Coalville in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Coalville, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Coalville

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
On the 30th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Estes Park Guided Tours, and then take an in-depth tour of Estes Park Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coalville to Estes Park. Traveling from Coalville in December, expect nights in Estes Park to be about the same, around 17°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Utah travel guide

4.8
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

4.4
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.