(Posted this in the Utah forum and it was suggested I also post here.)
San Francisco arrive Sept 1 leave Sept 4 for Kalispell- Glacier NP
Pick up hire car & stay West Glacier – (booked)
Sept 5 – drive to Many Glacier stay MG (booked) leave Sept 9
Sept 9 – 16 Yellowstone
Sept 16 drive GTNP stay GTNP to 19th probably Colter Bay Cabin
Then drive Zion NP and begin grand circle loop.
The flight from Bozeman 6.50am with 1hr 40min layover in Seattle arrive Las Vegas around 12pm.
I would pick up a hire car and drive to Zion(springdale) that day. What are your thoughts ? Is this comfortably doable ? Does this make sense. I
Or would is it be simpler / more sensible to stay Las Vegas, which I’d rather avoid btw, - I have no interest in the bright llights,- and then head to Zion the next morning ?
From Zion and this is open to change at this stage - I would go onto Bryce, then Moab – (Arches canyon land) , through to Mesa Verde, maybe stay Cortez and /or Durango and maybe work in Monument Valley south rim of GC and then back to Las Vegas around 2 -3 October.
The alternative and I’d like opions please, is is to just keep driving from Bozeman stay somewhere on the way maybe Vernal ? as it is near Dinosaur Nat Monument, check this out for a couple of hours in the morning then then probably head to Moab.
From there I’m a little stuck and not sure how this would work out. Potentially I could do a route from Moab to Mesa Verde cortex/Durango then through to Monument Valley also maybe Page to Bryce Zion etc – how to work in the GCanyon is the issue for this route.
I’m also kind of keen to see some of the pueblo sites and also some of Arizona but the distances are v lareg to do this as well and I think I may be sick of driving by then as I’ll be solo.
Basic question is would you drive from GTNP to Moab or drive from GTNP and then take a flight to Las Vegas. ?
I'd have about 2 weeks for this part of the trip
Feedback from the Utah forum suggested drive to Park City from GTNP then do a grand tour loop through Moab coming back to SLC. I haven't booked flights as yet.
thanks in advance btw should this also go in the road trip forum ?Edited: 19 February 2014, 19:29