We have visited some of the sights that comprise the Grand Circle (Moab area, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde, Durango, Ouray, flight over Monument Valley, south rim GC, Sedona) and fell in love with the scenery of the southwest. We would like to see some more of the Grand Circle but am not sure how many destinations to include, how much time to spend at each and when to go. We are fortunate to be pretty flexible in scheduling. The only restriction is that we must use an airline voucher for airfare before July 1, 2011.
We are leaning toward mid to late May or early June using Las Vegas for fly-in and out. We could probably devote 10 - 14 days. We aren't fond of crowds (who is?) and like short to moderate hikes (up to about 4-5 hrs round trip) and enjoy photography and hate really hot weather. Zion, Bryce, Antelope are must sees. Probably would like to include a boating excursion on Lake Powell and a visit to the north rim GC. Probably would like to avoid Mem Day weekend.
We are just beginning our research so we don't know a lot about the area. Any suggestions are welcome.