60 days in Colorado, Montana & Utah Itinerary

60 days in Colorado, Montana & Utah Itinerary

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Estes Park
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 8 nights
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Big Sky
— 5 nights
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Zion National Park
— 5 nights
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Escalante
— 6 nights
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Moab
— 6 nights
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Durango
— 6 nights
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Aspen
— 6 nights
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Buena Vista
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
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Estes Park

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Flatirons (in Boulder). The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Colorado Model Railroad Museum, trek along Emerald Lake Trail, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Estes Park trip app.

Orlando to Estes Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in June, Estes Park is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 8 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Iceberg Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiftcurrent Falls, and trek along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park road trip site.

You can fly from Estes Park to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Estes Park in June, expect Glacier National Park to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Big Sky.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Big Sky

— 5 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Venture out of the city with trips to West Yellowstone (Yellowstone River, Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Big Sky Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and trek along Ousel Falls Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Big Sky trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Glacier National Park to Big Sky in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, Big Sky is little chillier than Glacier National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 5 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's much more to do: trek along Angel's Landing, explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zion National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Big Sky to Zion National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. When traveling from Big Sky in June, plan for warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Escalante.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Escalante

— 6 nights
Escalante is a city in Garfield County, Utah, United States located along Utah Scenic Byway 12 (SR-12) in the south central part of the state. Change things up with these side-trips from Escalante: Bryce Canyon National Park (Peek-A-Boo Loop, Navajo Loop Trail, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Scenic Byway 12, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Cathedral, admire all the interesting features of Highway 12 Scenic Byway, and take in breathtaking views at Little Wild Horse Canyon.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Escalante trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Escalante takes 4 hours. In June, Escalante is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 79°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Escalante

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Moab

— 6 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Go for a jaunt from Moab to Canyonlands National Park to see White Rim Road about 58 minutes away. Make the 3rd (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in breathtaking views at Canyonlands National Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

Drive from Escalante to Moab in 5 hours. When traveling from Escalante in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Moab: temperatures range from 95°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Durango

— 6 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Pagosa Springs (Treasure Falls & Piedra River Trail), Mesa Verde National Park (Long House, Cliff Palace, &more) and Silverton (Million Dollar Highway & San Juan County Historical Society). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Moab to Durango by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In July, Durango is slightly colder than Moab - with highs of 86°F and lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Aspen.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aspen

— 6 nights

Rocky Mountain High

Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aspen: Breckenridge (Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House & Vail Pass Path), Glenwood Springs (Thermal Spas & Hanging Lake Trail) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Salida). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells, deepen your understanding at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass, and grab your bike and head to Rio Grande Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aspen day trip planner.

You can fly from Durango to Aspen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in July, expect Aspen to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Buena Vista

— 5 nights
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Kebler Pass (in Crested Butte), South Park City Museum (in Fairplay) and Leadville (National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum & Mayflower Gulch). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Buena Vista River Park, view the masterpieces at Sundance and Friends, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Buena Vista trip planner.

Getting from Aspen to Buena Vista by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Buena Vista are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 7 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek), Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing) and Denver (Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Molly Brown House Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buena Vista to Colorado Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Colorado travel guide

4.3
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.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
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.