Top 6 weekend trips from Salt Lake City

  1. Jackson / Steamboat Springs
  2. Colorado Springs / Moab
  3. Flagstaff / Las Vegas
  4. Aspen / Boulder
  5. Denver / Vail
  6. Breckenridge / Durango

For any of these trips, you could visit just the first or second destination if you want to do less driving and spend more time in the area.

The longest trip is about 24.5 hours of total driving, so you may want to plan to do this over a long weekend.


Trip idea #1: Salt Lake City → Jackson → Steamboat Springs → Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City to Jackson
leave Salt Lake City on Friday
37 minutes → Ogden
1 hour → Malad City
42 minutes → Lava Hot Springs
1 hour → Wayan
54 minutes → Hoback
33 minutes → Jackson (stay Friday night)
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5 hours of driving

Jackson to Steamboat Springs
leave Jackson on Saturday
1.5 hours → Cora
2 hours → Rock Springs
60 minutes → Wamsutter
1 hour → Baggs
42 minutes → Craig
50 minutes → Steamboat Springs (stay Saturday night)
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7 hours of driving

Steamboat Springs to Salt Lake City
leave Steamboat Springs on Sunday
1.5 hours → Craig
1.5 hours → Rangely
58 minutes → Roosevelt
54 minutes → Tabiona
1 hour → Diamond Fork Hot Springs
50 minutes → Salt Lake City (back home)
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7 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 19 hours of driving.


Trip idea #2: Salt Lake City → Colorado Springs → Moab → Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City to Colorado Springs
leave Salt Lake City on Friday
2 hours → Little America
2 hours → Rawlins
1.5 hours → Laramie
1 hour → Fort Collins
1 hour → Denver
1 hour → Colorado Springs (stay Friday night)
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9 hours of driving

Colorado Springs to Moab
leave Colorado Springs on Saturday
1 hour → Denver
1.5 hours → Vail
1 hour → Glenwood Springs
1.5 hours → Colterris Winery
1.5 hours → Delicate Arch
24 minutes → Moab (stay Saturday night)
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7 hours of driving

Moab to Salt Lake City
leave Moab on Sunday
1 hour → Arches National Park
1 hour → Green River
1.5 hours → Price
44 minutes → Provo
44 minutes → Salt Lake City (back home)
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5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 21.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #3: Salt Lake City → Flagstaff → Las Vegas → Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City to Flagstaff
leave Salt Lake City on Friday
44 minutes → Provo
1 hour → Scipio
1 hour → Beaver
1 hour → Cedar Breaks National Monument
2 hours → Lake Powell
2 hours → Wupatki National Monument
42 minutes → Flagstaff (stay Friday night)
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8.5 hours of driving

Flagstaff to Las Vegas
leave Flagstaff on Saturday
37 minutes → Williams
43 minutes → Seligman
1 hour → Hackberry General Store
1.5 hours → Hoover Dam
30 minutes → Las Vegas (stay Saturday night)
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4.5 hours of driving

Las Vegas to Salt Lake City
leave Las Vegas on Sunday
1.5 hours → Valley of Fire State Park
51 minutes → Saint George
49 minutes → Cedar City
1 hour → Beaver
1 hour → Scipio
1.5 hours → Ephraim
44 minutes → Provo
58 minutes → Salt Lake City (back home)
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8.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 22 hours of driving.


Trip idea #4: Salt Lake City → Aspen → Boulder → Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City to Aspen
leave Salt Lake City on Friday
44 minutes → Provo
1.5 hours → Price
1 hour → Green River
1 hour → Arches National Park
2 hours → Grand Junction
1.5 hours → Glenwood Springs
56 minutes → Aspen (stay Friday night)
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9 hours of driving

Aspen to Boulder
leave Aspen on Saturday
57 minutes → Glenwood Springs
49 minutes → Edwards
1 hour → Breckenridge
1.5 hours → Winter Park
1.5 hours → Denver
47 minutes → Boulder (stay Saturday night)
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6.5 hours of driving

Boulder to Salt Lake City
leave Boulder on Sunday
1 hour → Fort Collins
1.5 hours → Laramie
1.5 hours → Rawlins
1.5 hours → Rock Springs
2 hours → Robertson
1 hour → Salt Lake City (back home)
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9 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 24.5 hours of driving.


Trip idea #5: Salt Lake City → Denver → Vail → Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City to Denver
leave Salt Lake City on Friday
2 hours → Robertson
1.5 hours → Rock Springs
1.5 hours → Rawlins
1.5 hours → Laramie
1 hour → Fort Collins
1 hour → Denver (stay Friday night)
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9 hours of driving

Denver to Vail
leave Denver on Saturday
23 minutes → Red Rocks Park
29 minutes → Idaho Springs
17 minutes → Georgetown
32 minutes → Silverthorne
20 minutes → Vail Pass
23 minutes → Vail (stay Saturday night)
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2.5 hours of driving

Vail to Salt Lake City
leave Vail on Sunday
1.5 hours → New Castle
1.5 hours → McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area
1 hour → Green River
1.5 hours → Price
44 minutes → Provo
1.5 hours → Salt Lake City (back home)
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7.5 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 19 hours of driving.


Trip idea #6: Salt Lake City → Breckenridge → Durango → Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City to Breckenridge
leave Salt Lake City on Friday
44 minutes → Provo
1.5 hours → Price
1 hour → Green River
1 hour → Arches National Park
2 hours → Grand Junction
1.5 hours → Glenwood Springs
1 hour → Vail
47 minutes → Breckenridge (stay Friday night)
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10 hours of driving

Breckenridge to Durango
leave Breckenridge on Saturday
1 hour → Buena Vista
50 minutes → Villa Grove
52 minutes → Monte Vista
54 minutes → San Juan Mountains
49 minutes → Chimney Rock National Monument
49 minutes → Durango (stay Saturday night)
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5.5 hours of driving

Durango to Salt Lake City
leave Durango on Sunday
1.5 hours → Mesa Verde National Park
2 hours → Pleasant View
1 hour → Arches National Park
1 hour → Green River
1.5 hours → Price
44 minutes → Provo
1 hour → Salt Lake City (back home)
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9 hours of driving

Total driving time for this trip is about 24.5 hours of driving.



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Discover weekend getaways from Salt Lake City and explore places that are easily drivable for a short 3-day trip or a longer weekend if there's a holiday or you can get time off. Once you've picked a destination, you can search for alternate routes that might have more interesting stops along the way. If you're looking for all of the possible destinations, try searching for a radius of 50 miles from Salt Lake City up to 200 miles from Salt Lake City or anything in between. If you don't have enough time for a long weekend, try searching for day trips from Salt Lake City, or you can make Salt Lake City your destination instead. If you have more time, you can plan a drive from Salt Lake City to Arizona.