9 days in Keystone, Colorado & Utah Itinerary

9 days in Keystone, Colorado & Utah Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field



— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary.

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Sioux City to Keystone is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux City to Keystone is minus 1 hour. In July, Keystone is slightly colder than Sioux City - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Glenwood Springs

— 2 nights
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hike along Hanging Lake Trail, then stroll the grounds of Linwood Cemetery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip planner.

Getting from Keystone to Glenwood Springs by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in July, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Adventure


— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On your second day here, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then stroll through White Rim Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moab tour planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Glenwood Springs, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 97°F to lows of 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 24th (Wed), trek along Seven Bridges Trail and then stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs journey planner.

You can drive from Moab to Colorado Springs in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in July, things will get slightly colder in Colorado Springs: highs are around 86°F and lows about 58°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Colorado travel guide

River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.