Tet has provided us with a great outline of an itinerary for our YNP/GTNP to Southwest Utah NPs trip with two teenage boys next August:
I'm hoping you Utah experts can provide me with some fine tuning for days 7 & 8.
7. Drive from GTNP to Salt Lake City
8. Salt Lake City to Torrey for Capitol Reef NP
By my reckoning that route involves around 9-10 hours straight driving, so if we spread it over two days we should also have some time for some short stops or activities along the way.
Can you provide any suggestions: stunning scenery that contrasts with what we'll see in the National Parks, including maybe a brief hike, dinosaur sites for the boys or any other fun activities, historical towns or settlements, or anything else that comes to mind and doesn't involve too much extra driving time.
Also, where would be a good place to stop overnight assuming we're not necessarily set on SLC itself?