These few days will be part of an 8-10 loop trip from Salt Lake City. We are planning to arrive in Moab around noon. I'm wondering about priorities and time. How many of these can we reasonably do in 2 1/2 days? We'd like to do several short hikes and maybe one or two moderate hikes (2-3 hrs) each day. I've read about most of the hikes on the NPS site, but would like to have destination experts opinions.
Dead Horse State Park - are there "must do" trails there or is the scenic drive with stops the way to go there?
Canyonlands - are there "must do" easy to moderate hikes there? or is it mostly drive from viewpoint to viewpoint?
Arches - Delicate Arch is on my list, but are there others?
What is the best way to combine these parks/hikes to fit in 2 1/2 days?
And are there recommended places to be for sunrise and sunset?
I'm just beginning planning this trip for early May. I'm doing one step at a time, so there will be more questions as I plan for different stops. Hope that's ok.