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Arizona To Colorado Epic Road Trip Through The Gems Of The Southwest

If your sense of adventure is calling, it's time to answer with this thrilling expedition through some of North America's most incredible states. This Arizona to Colorado road trip will take you on the journey of a lifetime. You can load up your trusty stead (aka your car) and get ready to hit the open road.

You can choose to take a solo trip through towering mountains and lush green forest or recruit your favorite people to join along.

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No matter how you choose to go, it will create memories that will last a lifetime.

This road trip from Arizona to Colorado and back is filled with some of the most incredible sights the country has to offer, and you'll get to experience it first hand!

Saguaro National Park

Price: $15 - $25

Location: 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can visit this forest of towering saguaros at this giant park.


Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Price: $15

Location: 37615 E. Arboretum Way, Superior, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Wander through dreamy desert landscapes for a fabulous afternoon under the sun.


White Sands National Park

Price: $15 - $25

Location: 19955 US-70 W., Alamogordo, NM

Why You Need To Go: You can lose yourself in these incredible white dunes that look like something from another planet.


Taos Ski Valley

Price: Varies

Location: Taos, NM

Why You Need To Go: You can dine at various restaurants or scope out the whimsical alpine views.


Manitou Incline

Price: Free Reservations

Location: 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, CO

Why You Need To Go: This popular hike takes you up 2,744 steps ending in breathtaking scenic views.



Price: Free

Location: Vail, CO

Why You Need To Go: You can check out this charming town that looks like something straight out of Europe.


Ice Lake Trail

Price: Free

Location: Forest Service Road #585, South Mineral Creek, CO

Why You Need To Go: This majestic trail features turquoise lakes surrounded by alpine hills.


Alta Lakes

Price: Free

Location: 649 Rd., Telluride, CO

Why You Need To Go: You can check out this random Sci-Fi phone booth nestled in the middle of a forest for a quirky hike.


Grand Canyon National Park

Price: $20 - $35

Location: Grand Canyon, AZ

Why You Need To Go: If you're visiting the Southwest, this magnificent park is a must-do for a truly spectacular view.


The journey will lead you through some of the most stunning destinations you've ever seen.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.

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