Day 10: From SLC to Denver

We heard from several people that Boulder is a really nice city and we decided to check it our before our flight as we had several hours left. And it is very nice indeed. We liked walking in the downtown and in the University area. Also, hiking in the Chautauqua area is enjoyable as you can see from the pictures below. As there is a University there were hundreds of students everywhere which made the city look vibrant and attractive. So far Boulder looks like one of the best cities to live for young families in the US.

Boulder Colorado

Boulder Colorado

Boulder Colorado

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9 States and 6 National Parks in 10 Days: Yellowstone, Glacier, Badlands and Much More

Flight: Orange County, SNA –> Salt Lake City; Denver, DEN –> Orange County, SNA
SLC to DenverDuration
: 10 days
Mileage: ~3200
Starting point: Salt Lake City, UT
States: UT, ID, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS, CO
Budget for 2 people: $1953 ($22.5* flight,  $500 car rental, $700 hotels, $300 gas, $330 food, $100 other)
Map

  • Day 0: flight from Orange County, SNA to Salt Lake City, SLC; night walk in the downtown
  • Day 1: explore Salt Lake City, UT; drive to Jackson, WY via Idaho Falls, ID (300 mi, 5 h)
  • Day 2: explore Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park; stay in Jackson, WY
  • Day 3: continue exploring Yellowstone; drive to Hungry Horse, MT (550 mi, 10 h)

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