Hello I'm planning a trip for September of this year in the northern Arizona and southern Utah areas. I live in Southern California, so I will drive to Arizona and would like to see places like monument valley, antelope canyon, horseshoe bend, and the Grand Canyon. And in Utah Bryce Canyon and briefly, Zion national park before spending a few days in Las Vegas.
I know it is a lot to do and I hoped to have about 10 days overall. So what I was thinking was hitting Monument valley first as its the farthest away, then heading to Bryce Canyon, and finally the area around Zion. Now what I was thinking was going to the north rim of the Grand Canyon from southern Utah. Does anyone know a good place to stay where I can drive to Zion, Bryce, and the GC north rim?
And as far as monument valley I wish to take the drive around the place, I hear it is better with the tours. But I don't know if I want to go with a group of people. I have a midsole SUV but don't want to ruin the suspension. Also where would be a good place in Arizona to stay that would allow me to get there early enough to see things but also not stay there?
I could really use help as you see. I've never been to these areas apart from flagstaff.