I'm trying to pick dates for our trip right now. I need to see the narrows cause I missed it last time due to high waters and don't want that happening again (also want to see subway). Some of us will be rafting the grand canyon on the lower half of the river and really want either green or blue water (not muddy brown) but want the rapids to still be exciting and not too calm. I'd really like to be able to see the shaft of light in upper antelope canyon too. We'll stop off at Bryce, Mesa Verde, the Wave hopefully, and the Glen Canyon Dam too.
So when do you guys think is the best time for us to do our trip? FYI, I imagine that we should start at Zion and then end at the GC rafting otherwise the rafters will end up being disappointed with the rest of the trip after rafting the GC (they have very high standards).