7 days in Green River & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

7 days in Green River & Mesa Verde National Park Itinerary

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Green River
— 3 nights
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
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Green River — 3 nights

Green River is a city in Emery County, Utah, United States. Attractions like Little Wild Horse Canyon and Goblin Valley State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Green River: Sego Canyon Petroglyphs (in Thompson) and Double O Arch (in Arches National Park). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of John Wesley Powell River History Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Crystal Geyser, admire the majestic nature at Green River State Park, and hike along Black Dragon Canyon Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Green River online tour itinerary planner.

Salt Lake City to Green River is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Mesa Verde National Park — 3 nights

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Mesa Verde National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, see the interesting displays at Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace, and trek along Petroglyph Point Hike.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Green River to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Green River in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Mesa Verde National Park, with lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums