We are a family of four, two adults and two kids 9 and 11. We had our trip for July and August all planned and then had to make some changes, and I would appreciate your help with the modifications.
We will be flying into Denver, taking the train to SLC and then picking up a car and heading up to Idaho. We have the following penciled in:
Days 1-3 - camping in the Sawtooths
Day 4 - Boise (stopover on drive from Sawtooths to Columbia River Gorge)
Day 5 - Hood River, OR
Day 6 - Columbia River Gorge to Mt. St. Helens
Day 7 - Visit Mt. St. Helens, drive to Cannon Beach area
Days 8,9 - OR coast
Days 10, 11 - Camp Jed Smith SP
Day 12 - Crater Lake
Days 13-16 - travel to Las Vegas <-- I could really use some help finding things to do and see along the way, and ideas for where to stop and overnight
Days 17-18 - Grand Canyon
Days 19-20 - Zion (might not opt for this - suggestions for how to change things if this goes?)
Day 21-23 - head north through Idaho Falls (visiting family in IF)
Days 24-30 - Glacier NP
Days 31-34 - back through IF to SLC, fly home
Suggestions, recommendations? I know that it is an aggressive itinerary and we will be doing lots of one-night stays, but I am hopeful that it will be okay. We can cut out Zion if necessary and perhaps space things out more by doing so, but I am at the whim of hotel availability in many places at this point. Thus, some of the timing is less than ideal, but it's what I could get. We had originally not planned to do Glacier, but hubby really wants to visit that park as it is one he has never seen, and so all the plans/reservations we had for central and southern CA (as well as my precious GCNP hotel ressies so carefully made nearly a year out) were out the window.
Thank you for any suggestions or comments on these tentative plans.