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To help you plan the perfect Utah and Colorado summer road trip, we’re making the itinerary easy with a unique tour-booking option that combines the logistical perks of a guided tour with the financial perks and spontaneity of planning your own route. This Travelzoo deal combines flights, hotels, and car rentals but doesn’t dictate how long you spend in one location or what you do while there.

That’s the coolest part about this package: Instead of being a pre-built tour, it lets you build your own custom itinerary and allows you to explore on your own, stopping when and where you wish to sightsee or take a hike. You select the flights, hotel stays, and car rental based on where you want to go along the I-70 corridor in Colorado and Utah, bundle it together to maximize savings, and then, the world is your (Rocky Mountain) oyster.

Your itinerary is built around five stops, beginning in Salt Lake City, Utah, and ending in Denver, Colorado. Along the way, you can see the Colorado National Monument and wine country near Grand Junction. (We suggest a detour to Arches or Canyonlands National Park in Utah en route.) After leaving Grand Junction, we recommend you visit the famous Glenwood Springs hot springs and hike to Doc Holliday’s grave.

Then, you’ll experience Vail and its Bavarian dining and mountain culture, before concluding the road trip in Denver, craft beer in hand. Choose as many nights in each location as you wish and pick the hotel you want to stay at. Available flight deals include options from most major US airports.

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Rent a car for as low as $40 per day or a van for as low as $100 per day

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The ultimate Colorado road trip starts with the right vehicle. This Travelzoo deal secures the best possible price for a rental car with pick-up and drop-off in Denver — ideal if you’re flying into Denver International Airport. Car rentals and compact SUVs start at $40 per day ($396 per week including taxes and fees) and larger SUVs and vans start at about $100 per day ($920 per week including taxes and fees).

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Denver wine tasting and charcuterie experience on sale for 33 percent off

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Colorado is the most underrated wine destination in the United States, but this Travelzoo deal will set the record straight. Stop into the tasting room at Blanchard Family Wines and enjoy two tasting flights and a small charcuterie plate for $35, or a full bottle and large charcuterie plate for $45. Located in downtown Denver, the Blanchard Family Wines tasting room offers a deep dive into high-altitude winemaking. If you can’t make it to Colorado this summer, bring its acclaimed wine to your home for just $99. Partake in an on-demand virtual tasting experience that includes four bottles of wine sent to your home and a guided experience with James and Mark Blanchard.

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