Denver To Grand Canyon Road Trip Of A Lifetime

The Grand Canyon is the gem of the southwestern United States and a popular spot for hikers, family vacations, and photographers.

It’s between 700 and 800 miles from Denver to the Grand Canyon depending on if you are going to the North or South Rim.


Driving directly from Denver to the Grand Canyon would take about 12 hours with good traffic and few stops.

driving time

Spring and fall are usually the best times to drive from Denver to the Grand Canyon. Summers in Arizona can be very hot, not to mention all the tourist crowds which come to visit the Grand Canyon during this time.

Best Time of Year to Drive

Heading southwest from Denver will bring you through some of the rugged and beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains.

Glenwood Springs and the Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Best Stops

Leaving behind the incredible mountain views behind you on your Denver to Grand Canyon road trip, you’ll pass through some of Colorado’s prime wine country.

Grand Junction and Wine Tasting, Colorado

Where the red rock spires and towers meet the clear blue sky, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another world.

Arches National Park, Utah

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