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 Crystal Geyser 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: immerse yourself in nature at Goblin Valley State Park, trek along Black Dragon Canyon Trail, and get engrossed in the history at John Wesley Powell River History Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Green River trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Salt Lake City to Green River is an approximately 3-hour car ride. April in Green River sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.
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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.
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