I visited six national parks in So Utah and AZ about three years ago and have been eager to return ever since. I'm trying to make it this October and have chosen a visit to CR. We'll be flying in from the east and I think we'll land in Grand Junction, rent a vehicle and drive from there. I have two questions that I'd appreciate some help on:
1. I understand that, in order to see some areas, such as Cathedral Valley, I should have a high-clearance 4X4. Do people try to rent them in their airport city (Grand Junction for me, I think) or in Torrey? I'd like to avoid having two vehicles rented at the same time. Is there a car or SUV type that is typically carried by the airport agencies that will do?
2. Is the weather likely to be wet in CR in early October?