8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Torrey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Blanding
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Denver

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Monument Basin and then get great views at Grand View Point Overlook. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, and then trek along White Rim Road.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip builder site .

Denver to Canyonlands National Park is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in July, with highs in Canyonlands National Park at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Monument Basin ©
Monument Basin
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

2
nights
Torrey

Torrey ©
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fruita Campground, then steep yourself in history at Gifford Homestead, and then cruise along Highway 12 Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park .

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Torrey trip builder app .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Torrey in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in July, things will get slightly colder in Torrey: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Blanding.

Things to do in Torrey

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Capitol Reef National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead

1
night
Blanding

Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Dinosaur Museum, contemplate the long history of Mule Canyon Ruins, then take an in-depth tour of Huck's Museum and Trading Post, and finally steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Blanding tour itinerary website .

Getting from Torrey to Blanding by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Torrey in July, expect Blanding to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Blanding

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bluff Fort Historic Site
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Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
The Dinosaur Museum ©
The Dinosaur Museum
Mule Canyon Ruins ©
Mule Canyon Ruins

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Change things up with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (about 38 minutes away). On the 10th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and look and learn at RedRock Astronomy.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Blanding to Moab in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Blanding in July, with highs in Moab at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours