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Seattle to Denver

Seattle to Denver

This is a six week trip adapted to the pace of young children aged between 0 and 6 years old. It takes 41 days and 5.177 km (3.217 miles) to travel.

From Seattle to Denver, this trip combines a variety of scenic driving routes through 9 states, 8 National Parks, 5 National Monuments and 2 National Recreation Areas. Some activities will give you the opportunity to discover the rich diversity of Bureau of Landmanagement Land, National Forests or National Wildlife Refuges. Some are famous an...
This is a six week trip adapted to the pace of young children aged between 0 and 6 years old. It takes 41 days and 5.177 km (3.217 miles) to travel.

From Seattle to Denver, this trip combines a variety of scenic driving routes through 9 states, 8 National Parks, 5 National Monuments and 2 National Recreation Areas. Some activities will give you the opportunity to discover the rich diversity of Bureau of Landmanagement Land, National Forests or National Wildlife Refuges. Some are famous and some are less known attractions, but they're all carefully planned, so you can get the most out of your vacation.

Visit one of the most active volcanoes in the USA and be amazed by its dramatically changed landscape as the result of an eruption in 1980: Mount St. Helens. On the road there's much more to learn about volcanoes. Crater lake, the deepest lake in the USA, rests inside a caldera formed approximately 7,700 years ago. At Newberry National Monument you will be able to see cinder cones, miles of basalt flows, as well as rhyolite flows of obsidian. And of course there is Yellowstone National Park, where you can find the world's largest collection of geysers.
Meet the most massive trees on earth as you explore a giant sequoia grove at Yosemite National Park. Outstanding natural geologic formations can be found in Arches National Park, with over 2,000 catalogued arches. In Rocky Mountain National Park you will be in the highest national park in the USA. More than one-third of the park is above treeline. See aweinspiring waterfalls, spectacular canyons, red tinted cliffs as far as the eye can see. All of this natural beauty is exposed in different ecosystems: sub-alpine, alpine tundra, coastal, forest and desert.

Learn about native history and culture by discovering the traces Native Americans left behind through petroglyphs, ruins or listen to a story teller.

Have fun with your kids and discover the pages on the National Park Service websites dedicated to them. Junior ranger programs, stroller-friendly hikes, meeting a park
ranger are all possibilities. Go horseback riding with your children, try out fishing, kayaking, boating, rafting. Or how about a biking tour against the backdrop of the stunning Teton Mountains, or a bottle-feeding bear cubs experience at Yellowstone Bear World. Visit a cave, let them trace the fossilized footprints of dinosaur. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks at Dinosaur National Monument. Participate in and enjoy many events you will find along the road.

You will encounter all kind of wildlife: grizzly and black bears, wolves, mountain lions, elk, bison, pronghorn, moose, bighorn sheep, wild horses. You'll also see a variety of birds, including bald eagles. And not to forget a huge amount of squirrels and other small animals. Check visitor centers for best viewing locations.

Whether your passion is science, adventure, history or scenery, this trip includes it all.

Because of the number of parks you will visit, we suggest to buy an annual pass via http://www.store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html.

Don't be overwhelmed by the length of this trip. Feel free to fill in this tour as an adaptation or complement to your own tour. You can easily change this trip by deleting a stop and choosing another stop on this site or shorten this trip by taking off 1 or 2 days from each stop.
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Keep in mind that the distance of 5.177 km (3.217 miles) is calculated based on the proposed stops. Changing this trip, changes the calculated distance! Also keep in mind that local excursions easily add some km or miles to your tour. The suggested excursions provided in this trip will easily double your travel distance.
This is a six week trip adapted to the pace of young children aged between 0 and 6 years old. It takes 41 days and 5.177 km (3.217 miles) to travel.

From Seattle to Denver, this trip combines a variety of scenic driving routes through 9 states, 8 National Parks, 5 National Monuments and 2 National Recreation Areas. Some activities will give you the opportunity to discover the rich diversity of Bureau of Landmanagement Land, National Forests or National Wildlife Refuges. Some are famous an...

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Historic Route 66

Historic Route 664 nights
Flagstaff Visitor Center

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Info for this point: The Flagstaff Visitor Center is located in the historic Santa Fe passenger train depot on Route 66.
 
Day 17:Petrified Forest National Park - Rainbow Forest Museum and Visitor Center - estimated driving time from Flagstaff Visitor Center to the Rainbow Forest Museum: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Day 18:Visit the nearby Sunset Crater Volcano and Walnut Canyon National Monuments

Day 19:Grand Canyon Visitor Center - South Rim - estimated driving time from Flagstaff Visitor Center (via I-40 E): 1 hour and 29 minutes

Day 20:Driving: From Flagstaff Visitor Center to Edge of the Cedars State Park your estimated driving time is 4 hours and 6 minutes (via US-160 W en US-89 S). On your way you may want to make a detour to Four Courners Monument Landmark. If so, your trip would be extended with about 1 hour. Or maybe you would like to visit Navajo National Monument just halfway. Or visit the amazing Moenave Dinosaur Track Site near Tuba City.