We are planning on spending 2 nights in Torrey and would like to do one of these scenic backway roads. We will have our own 4WD vehicle (and lots of off roading experience) and could do an all day loop or just part of a route combined with hiking. Which would be the best for a photography and short hiking perspective?
Also, if we decide to drive some of Highway 12 and then turn back (basically a round trip to/from Torrey) what would be a good turning around point as far as being able to see some scenic spots without driving too far due to time constraints? I was considering leaving very early and hiking to Calf Creek Falls, then continuing back to Torrey by way of the Burr Trail and Norton/Bullfrog Road, but I don't know if that is the best option.
If it helps, we are planning on 3 nights in Moab (our second visit there), 2 nights in Torrey, and a couple nights in Colorado end of May. We will probably stop at Little Wild Horse Canyon and possible Goblin Valley State Park on the way from Moab to Torrey.