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Mighty 5 Itinerary & Budget

One of the biggest things I see when asking for suggestions on a Mighty 5 trip, is that you’re not committing enough time to enjoy it. When I first posted our planned itinerary for this trip on a National Park page, people said I was crazy to even think about doing it in so little time. Kayla and I ended up sitting down and talking about it because we were so worried about what everyone was saying. We ended up with an amazing conclusion. Our goal is to visit all the National Parks, and as many new places as we can. We will NEVER be able to see and do it all, everywhere we go. As long as we’re able to take in each place and experience the things that mean the most to us, we will be happy. With that mindset, we tackled the Mighty 5 and have been conscious about that with every trip we have planned since!

Preliminary Plans

Day 1

Fly to DEN

DEN to Colorado NM to Moab - 7 hrs

Day 2

Arches NP

Day 3

Canyonlands NP to Capitol Reef NP - 2.5 hrs

Day 5

Capitol Reef NP to Bryce Canyon NP - 2.5 hrs

Day 4

Capitol Reef NP

Day 6

Bryce Canyon NP to Zion NP - 4.75 hrs

Day 7

Zion NP

Day 8

Zion NP to Valley of Fire SP - 2.25 hrs

Valley of Fire SP to Las Vegas - 1 hr

Day 9

Fly Home


Arches (full day)

Landscape Arch (35 min)

Balanced Rock (20 min)

The Windows (30min)

Hike Delicate Arch (2-3hrs)


Vistor Center next morning

Canyonlands (half day)

Island in the Sky Visitor Center

Upheaval Dome (30 min)

Hike Mesa Arch (45 min)

Grand View Point &

White Rim Overlooks (2 hrs w/ hike)

Capitol Reef (full day)

Grand Wash Trail (2.2 miles)

Hickman Bridge

Visitor Center (8am-4:30pm)

Gifford House / Museum (8am-4:30pm)

Cassidy Arch Trail (1.7 miles)

Gooseneck Trail Overlook

Mummy Cliff Overlook

Bryce Canyon (half day)


Visitor Center (8am-6pm)

Sunrise Point

     Queens Garden Trail (1.8 miles)

Sunset / Inspiration Point (1.25 miles)

Bryce Point

Rainbow Point (30 min from VC)

Zion (full day)

Kolob Canyons from Bryce

Be at VC parking by 6am


Visitor Center (8am-7pm)

Final Itinerary


Colorado NM

Arches NP

Canyonlands NP

Capitol Reef NP

Bryce Canyon NP

Cedar Breaks NM

Zion NP

Valley of Fire SP

Las Vegas


Arches / Canyonlands NP

Capitol Reef NP

Bryce Canyon NP

Zion NP

Las Vegas









Guest House

Guest House


Budget & Expenses

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