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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 and some a...
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 and some a...

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Seattle - Tacoma International Airport

Seattle - Tacoma International Airport4 nights

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Day 1:Arrival at Tacoma International Airport

Day 2:Explore Seattle

Day 3:Mountain Loop Highway scenic Byway

Day 4:Mount St. Helens National Monument

Day 5:Driving: From Tacoma International Airport to Crater Lake National Park your estimated driving time is 6 hours and 24 minutes.