8 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

8 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

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8 days in Utah & Colorado Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Boston


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1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip itinerary website .

Boston to Monument Valley is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Monument Valley is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in October, you will find days in Monument Valley are somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are slightly colder (42°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Nature Parks
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the sky in a new way at RedRock Astronomy and then stroll through Arches National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

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Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 3 hours. October in Moab sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
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.
On the 27th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. On your second day here, trek along Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then cruise along Independence Pass.

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Drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in October: high temperatures in Aspen hover around 60°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip website .

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In October, Colorado Springs is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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