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Arches National Park to Vail drive

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  Arches National Park
 McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area
 Jet Boat Colorado
 Rifle
 Avon
   Vail 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Arches National Park to Vail road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Arches National Park to Vail. If you're planning a road trip to Vail, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Arches National Park and Vail. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Arches National Park and Vail. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start at Arches National Park
drive for about 1 hour

11:02 am  McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:02 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

1:01 pm  Jet Boat Colorado
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

2:42 pm  Rifle
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:42 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:56 pm  Avon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:56 pm
drive for about 12 minutes

6:09 pm  arrive in Vail
eat at Minturn Saloon
stay at Vail Ski Resort

driving ≈ 4 hours


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Your starting point is Arches National Park.

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How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area

Jet Boat Colorado

Rifle

Avon  (3 answers)
    restaurants around Avon:
        Beano's Cabin
        Minturn Saloon


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Vail, Colorado.

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Where's the best place to stay in Vail?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Vail.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Vail Ski Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Vail? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Vail?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Minturn Saloon, which was mentioned 2 times.

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What are some things to do in Vail?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Vail. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Claudia from Santiago asked:
Outlet for ski clothing?  (2 answers)

profile  Judy from Bethesda asked:
Summer Restaurants in Vail  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Vail.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Vail to Arches National Park drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Arches National Park? Try searching for places within 4.5 hours of Arches National Park.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Arches National Park to Vail. Or get a full Arches National Park to Vail flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Arches National Park well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Arches National Park!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 268 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 25 minutes
39 Arches National Park travel answers
3 Avon travel answers
52 Vail travel answers





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