United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Mid September New England trip itinerary
  2. 2 SEPTA system in Philadelphia
  3. 3 Trip Advice Sought Southwest Trip
  4. 4 Trip Report A week in NYC - first timers
  5. 5 Boston restaurants
  6. 6 Itinerary Critique
  7. 7 Covered parking outside Boston and near public transportation
  8. 8 DC/MD/VA GTG in the Fall, Lunch on Oct. 3
  9. 9 Tucson in February
  10. 10 Ideas for New Orleans trip
  11. 11 Road trip Miami to Maine May/June 2016
  12. 12 Self drive from Mt Rushmore to Denver
  13. 13 Lets each do a post
  14. 14 Relative Merits of Living in Various Areas in LA
  15. 15 Cannon Beach or Manzanita
  16. 16 Stops in Vermont/Southern NH
  17. 17 Help with visit for a month!!
  18. 18 Studio-size Apartments, Guest Houses for rent, Ojai and Ventura
  19. 19 Philadelphia Airport to Independence Hall
  20. 20 Need help planning Arizona & California Desert trip in March
  21. 21 Chicago to Appleton, WI how to....
  22. 22 FLA testing the waters
  23. 23 Planning Monet/Matisse visit to Cleveland Museum of Art
  24. 24 Our first trip to Hawaii
  25. 25 San Diego Airport Hotels
View next 25 » Back to the top

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

Sign in to comment.