flying in to Vegas first week of June 2013 and renting a car for about 10 days with family of three teens. This will be our "trip of a lifetime" before kids start off to college. I know I need to book rooms quickly. We want to do hiking in GC, float trip, slot canyon hummer trip, hike to horseshoe and dam tour in Page, see sunset, sunrise and backcountry tour at Mon. Valley [and maybe go to escalante???], hikes in Zion and horse ride in Bryce. We could also do this backwards ending with the GC.
Is there any reason why we should start in GC and end in Zion or do it the other way, starting in Zion and ending in GC? Also, do you have any suggested routes and travel times between each of these destinations that would take us by some picturesque roadside views not already mentioned?
Thanks! Will post in Utah forum as well.