My husband, I and another couple are flying into Vegas on March 14th immediately renting a car and driving to Bryce. We're spending 2 nights at Bryce Canyon Grand hotel, two nights Best Western Zion Park Inn and then heading back to Vegas for 4 nights. If possible,we don't want to drive the same route in both directions. We plan to take rte. 89 to rte.9 to travel from Bryce to Zion. What route do you recommend from Las Vegas to Bryce? Are these roads ever closed that time of year? How has this winter been so far i.e a lot of snow? I haven't researched Zion yet but I'm worried that 1 1/2 days might be too much time at Bryce because I've read that many of the trails are closed to hiking in winter. I should add that my group ranges in age from 50 to 65 and we're all in reasonable shape.
Thanks for your input.