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Estes Park to South Rim , Grand Canyon

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Estes Park to South Rim , Grand Canyon

Can anyone show me the way to go to Grand Canyon from Estes Park. I would like to visit Moab along the way. Thanks

rky
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1. Re: Estes Park to South Rim , Grand Canyon

I could type it all out, but here is something easier . . .

Go to Google Maps. Type your starting location as Estes Park, CO. Type your destination as Grand Canyon, AZ. The first choice it give you is a route 739 miles long with an estimated drive time of 12 hours & 18 minutes. This route goes through Moab.

If you have any difficulties, let me know. It is pretty straightforward though. It is a beautiful drive, too.

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2. Re: Estes Park to South Rim , Grand Canyon

LInk for what rky is talking about

http://goo.gl/maps/X5886

How many days are you allowing for the trip from Estes Park to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon via Moab? There are several other very scenic routes you could take other than the most direct route which is what google is giving you. For starters, if you do not do so while visiting Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, you want to drive and explore Trail Ridge Road in RMNP which is highway 34 between Estes Park and Grand Lake.

Edited: 11:03 am, June 20, 2013
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3. Re: Estes Park to South Rim , Grand Canyon

Thanks for the suggestion. I have 5 days between RMNP to GC. As fy1989 mention, if I just use google maps, I may miss all the beautiful parks and sights around the area. I like to know more about the parks and especially the lodging. Where is the nearest place to sleep outside the parks.

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4. Re: Estes Park to South Rim , Grand Canyon

Since this is a road trip, you should post this in the Road Trips forum for the best advice on routes, locations/parks, etc. outside of Colorado: tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g1-i12567-Road_Tri…

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5. Re: Estes Park to South Rim , Grand Canyon

Thanks for the info. I will go and read up the forum on road trips.

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