8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Southeastern Utah Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blanding
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Slickrock Bike Trail and Colorado Riverway Recreation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Castle Valley and Bike Fiend. On the 23rd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Park Avenue Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Down Bike Shop, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moab travel route builder website .

Salt Lake City to Moab is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. April in Moab sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blanding.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Park Avenue Trail
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Blanding

Blanding ©
Blanding is a city in San Juan County, Utah, United States. On the 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, then examine the collection at The Dinosaur Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at The Edge of the Cedars State Park.

Plan a Blanding trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Moab to Blanding takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Blanding can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Blanding

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bluff Fort Historic Site
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The Dinosaur Museum ©
The Dinosaur Museum
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site

3
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Explore hidden gems such as Off-Road & ATV Trails and Goosenecks Overlook. Visit Gifford Homestead and Fruita Schoolhouse for their historical value. The adventure continues: trek along Capitol Gorge Trail, stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail, and get great views at Larb Hollow Overlook.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Capitol Reef National Park trip planner.

Drive from Blanding to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Blanding in April, things will get a bit cooler in Capitol Reef National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Goosenecks Overlook ©
Goosenecks Overlook
Gifford Homestead ©
Gifford Homestead
Fruita Schoolhouse ©
Fruita Schoolhouse