United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Southern Utah - Colorado OR Yellowstone - Rocky Mountain NP?

Jump to last reply

Hi Fellow Travelers!

I am planning a sight seeing road trip for late August with two kids (age 5 and 10) and two grandparents in tow. Trip duration is between 8 and 14 days depending on which route we will choose.

Option 1: Fly to Las Vegas from NY/NJ - Drive to Southern Utah national parks/Grand Canyon NP -> drive to Denver via Million Dollar highway and Aspen --> Fly out of Denver back to NY/NJ

Option 2: Airport undetermined -- drive to Yellowstone/Grand Teton NP -- Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park -- Colorado Springs -- Fly out of Denver

Dear husband has only 1 week to 1.5 week of vacation time, so he prefers option 2 which appears to require less time and less driving than option 1, but a quick check of the airfare shows flying into either Salt Lake City or Jackson to go to Yellowstone is almost $400 more than flying into Las Vegas, plus grandparents really want to see the Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountains. Option 1 would require about 14 days, which dear husband may not be able to join for the whole trip.

Any feedback would be appreciated!!

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Lake Tahoe - May Vacation Advice
  2. 2 Utah: Zion for sure, Arches or Bryce?
  3. 3 Navajo Trail in Bryce Canyon -- what to do when Wall Street closed??
  4. 4 Atlanta to LA
  5. 5 Moving out of states from Florida
  6. 6 Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco
  7. 7 Driving from RI to NB, Best Place to Overnight in Maine?
  8. 8 new york subway help please
  9. 9 Colorado Springs to Durango 9 days
  10. 10 4 Days in Kauai what to see and do
  11. 11 Washington DC to Texas via Jacksonville, FL
  12. 12 Things to do in La Jolla
  13. 13 final plans utah/arizona trip
  14. 14 Need tips for the best of downtown Chicago in 6 days
  15. 15 Feedback needed for our book club trip to New England
  16. 16 Connecticut Highway 1. Should we do it?
  17. 17 Traveling from Seattle to Parksville BC.
  18. 18 Best spot to see a sunrise in Boston
  19. 19 Casual dinner in the theater district
  20. 20 Restaurant recomendations in the east 54th Street area, please.
  21. 21 Traveling to Virginia Beach to Orlando
  22. 22 Trip Report Things to do in Key West
  23. 23 First time to Hawaii (Maui)
  24. 24 Boston & Cape Cod
  25. 25 itinerary help (starting niagra falls)
View next 25 » Back to the top