6 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

6 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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6 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Canyonlands National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Denver


Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Dinosaur Museum and then contemplate the long history of Mule Canyon Ruins.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Blanding attractions planner .

Denver to Blanding is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in May, you will find days in Blanding are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Blanding

Museums Historic Sites
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The Dinosaur Museum ©
The Dinosaur Museum
Mule Canyon Ruins ©
Mule Canyon Ruins

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Hill and Cave Spring. Take a break from the city and head to White Rim Road and Shafer Canyon Overlook. And it doesn't end there: hike along Shafer Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Horseshoe Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aztec Butte Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Canyonlands National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Blanding to Canyonlands National Park in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Canyonlands National Park can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Shafer Canyon Overlook ©
Shafer Canyon Overlook
Upheaval Dome ©
Upheaval Dome
Elephant Hill ©
Elephant Hill

Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Broken Arch, stroll through Turret Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Arches National Park trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park in 1.5 hours. In June in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks
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Broken Arch ©
Broken Arch
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Tower of Babel ©
Tower of Babel

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