Hi Zion forum!-
Just got the go ahead to plan up to 13 nights next June for a vacation to Northern Arizona and SW Utah. (It was this or Yosemite and Lake Tahoe). Anyway, family of 4 (2 teens) We usually do very active 2 week vacation in the Summer and this trip I would like to slow it down a little. More breathing and down time.
We will fly in and out of Las Vegas from Chicago. We definitely want at least:
4 nights Zion- 3 full days (1 day canyoneering, 1 day The Narrows, visitor ctr, lunch at lodge, imax movie, 1 day shuttle bus with other mediumish hikes) and down time for pool at Desert Palm. We will do Canyon overlook on way in or leaving Park.
4 nights Lake Powell- 3 full days (5 hour Kayak tour, Discovery river float day, rent a motor boat day, plus Antelope Canyon) Not sure where to stay here?
2 nights South Rim of GC-haven't really figured this part out yet. El Tovar probably.
1 night LV.
This leaves 2 more nights----either---- more South rim, North rim, or Bryce. We have been to Arches, and Yellowstone, which are too far anyway.
What do you recommend for 2 spare days?
I will want to take Alt 89 on way to Page, Can someone explain the order of the stops on this road- Vermilion cliffs, Marble Canyon?, Navajo bridges, Horseshoe bend hike, hanging garden?, Glen Canyon Dam lookout? Anyway, best places to stop on this drive?
I'm assuming we'll see a bit of Lee's Ferry at our raft take out point.
I appreciate any input, thanks so much!