8 days in Utah Itinerary

8 days in Utah Itinerary

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8 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Park City
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Albuquerque

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Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulder Mountain Ranch at Deer Valley and then take a stroll through Park City Main Street Historic District.

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Albuquerque to Park City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, Park City is little chillier than Albuquerque - with highs of 76°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bryce Amphitheatre and Peek-A-Boo Loop. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Navajo Loop Trail, admire all the interesting features of Sunset Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, and get great views at Farview Point.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Park City to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Park City in September: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Moab.

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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Bryce Amphitheatre ©
Bryce Amphitheatre
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to White Rim Trail and Double O Arch. Take a break from the city and head to Colorado Riverway Recreation Area and Poison Spider Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Canyonlands National Park (Pothole Point Trail & White Rim Road) and Tunnel Arch (in Arches National Park). There's lots more to do: trek along Park Avenue Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turret Arch, grab your bike and head to Double Down Bike Shop, and view the masterpieces at Bret Edge Photography Gallery.

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You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Moab at 84°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park
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Double O Arch ©
Double O Arch
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop
Turret Arch ©
Turret Arch

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