Day 1 Denver for a 2 nights in the Mile High City
Welcome to Denver, Colorado, the outdoor city with 300 days of sunshine and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. The Mile High City’s walkable city center offers urban adventures for all ages, from museums, parks and street art to boutiques, chef-driven restaurants and craft breweries. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver’s seven professional sports teams entertain year-round. It’s easy to get to the walkable city center with direct rail service from Denver International Airport to Denver Union Station. The city’s neighborhoods are easy to explore on bike or on foot, and the free 16th Street Mall shuttles in the heart of downtown run from early morning to late at night.
It’s the start of your amazing American adventure and a two night stay in the well-appointed Renaissance Downtown Denver Hotel. The hotel’s great downtown location in the heart of the Mile High City, just half a block from the 16th street pedestrian mall makes the downtown Renaissance Hotel a wonderful jumping off point for your stay in Denver. After a hearty hotel breakfast take the short stroll to the 16th Street Mall and shop until you drop – there’s also a great cultural scene in this pedestrian-friendly city, from museums and shows to golf and skiing, Denver is the perfect location to enjoy all the sights and sounds of Colorado. Home to seven major league sports teams including the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, the Renaissance is only minutes away from them all. Young and old will enjoy the Downtown Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, Elitch Gardens, downtown Denver’s theme park and the Denver Zoo. That’s the end of our stay in Denver and it’s now time to pick up your well-equipped motorhome and get ready for seven amazing nights on the road.
Day 3 Denver – Estes Park (68 miles for 1 night stay)
Make your way to Estes Park Colorado and get ready for a stunning Rocky Mountain National Park experience! With hundreds of hiking trails, tranquil lakes, stunning waterfalls, wildlife and horseback riding, and featuring the highest continuous highway in the world, crossing the Continental Divide at more than two miles above sea level a visit to Park is an amazing experience – just make sure you remember to bring your camera along.
Day 4 Estes Park – Grand Junction (293 miles for 2 night stay)
Next stop Grand Junction where local attractions include the Museum of the West, Grand Junction Speedway, Canyon View Park, Bananas Fun Park, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and much more.
Grand Junction and the surrounding area is paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, explore the many trails on the Grand Mesa from your mountain bike or on horseback, grab your hiking shoes and marvel at the red rock formations at Colorado National Monument, take a guided tour down one of the local rivers, cast a fly on the Green River and see what’s biting, hire some clubs and tee it up at one of the local golf courses, visit a local winery or craft brewery and sample some of the local produce – there really is something for everyone around here!
Day 6 Grand Junction – Moab (113 miles for 1 night stay)
It’s a fairly short drive to our next destination Moab – take stroll through the downtown shops, restaurants and galleries and maybe pick up a souvenir or two before heading out to explore some of the spectacular landscape and vast canyon lands of Utah. There’s lots of spectacular scenery for you to experience at Moab including the Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and the ancient Jurassic dinosaur tracks at Moab Giants Dinosaur Park.
Day 7 Moab – Bryce Canyon (263 miles for a 2 night stay)
Head to Bryce Canyon with a suggested detour to Capitol Reef National Park where you’ll discover a wonderful world of spectacular cliffs, massive domes, hidden arches and deep canyons. Park highlights include Chimney Rock Pillar, Cassidy Arch, the Hickman Bridge Trail and the towering monoliths of Cathedral Valley.
Arrive at Bryce Canyon and once you’re settled in why not saddle up and follow the trails used by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on a guided horseback ride? Later on take a wander through the famous hoodoos at Bryce Amphitheatre. For awe inspiring views take a drive to Sunrise and Sunset viewpoints.
Day 9 Bryce Canyon – Zion (85 miles for a one night stay)
Take the Scenic Drive to Zion National Park, take your own car or hop aboard the seasonal shuttle to see some of the park’s most stunning rock formations including the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock, the Emerald Pools and the Temple of Sinawava. Finish off your stay with a short drive to Grafton, Utah’s Ghost Town, said to be the most photographed ghost town in the West.
Day 10 Zion to Las Vegas (165 miles for a 2 night stay)
It’s time to say goodbye to your mobile home from home and hello to the iconic city of Las Vegas for two amazing nights at the Planet Hollywood Resort– drop the motorhome off and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this amazing resort. Nearly three acres of casino entertainment and an awesome setting in the heart of Las Vegas’s dazzling Strip makes the Planet Hollywood Resort an out of this world experience. Start studded and filled with celebrity goings on this is the spot for round the clock excitement. Finish your first day in town with a stroll along the lively Las Vegas Strip.
On the last full day of this wonderful trip and you have a full day in Las Vegas with lots of time to explore the famous Las Vegas Strip and Freemont Street. If you only do one trip while you’re here make it the Grand Canyon, accessible by bus, car and helicopter it’s got to be number one on your Vegas list. Take in a show or dance the night away at one of the resort’s lively night clubs for your final night!