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How long to stay??

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How long to stay??

Hi all,

Traveling to Zion, Bryce, Arches and Grand Canyon this October. I have roughly two weeks to split between all the parks. We're into hiking and photography, but also looking for some relaxation. Any advice on how to split the time? Thoughts on specific hotels/inns to stay while visiting each park would be welcome, too.


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1. Re: How long to stay??

Are you flying in/out of somewhere or driving in from PA? That can make a difference in itinerary.

In general, would say:

Zion - 2 to 3 days

Bryce- 1 to 2 days

Arches- 3-4 days

Grand Canyon - 2-4 days

Might have a few stops along the way. like near capitol reef, monument valley, page etc. depending on exact route.

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2. Re: How long to stay??

Very helpful -- thanks!

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3. Re: How long to stay??

3-4 days in Arches is probably more than you need. You can do it in 1 or 2 days especially if you start early and stay late (for the best photo light).

I would add some time in Canyonlands and would suggest renting a jeep in Moab so that you can drive into the interior of both the Needles and Islands in the Sky districts. Epic scenery.

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