I'm taking a road trip with my mother and 2 children (ages 6 and 9) from Oregon to Colorado Springs and back. Our plan is to stay the first night near Salt Lake City, head to Dinosaur national monument, then to Colorado Springs to visit family for a couple of days. Then, I thought we would take the south route through Mesa Verde, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks, then stay in Idaho Falls before coming back to Oregon. A total of 8 days. I've never been to any of these places so I would love suggestions of must see places, even pit stops to break up the drives would be great (no hikes greater than two miles). Also, suggestions for kids friendly or "fun" hotels in Colorado Springs or along the route would be awesome. Thanks in advance!