We (a family with 2 boys aged 16 and 12) are in the early stages of planning a 3 week trip for next summer and could do with a bit of guidance. There are two main areas we want to explore, the Moab area and the Yellowstone/Grand Tetons (I will post this on the Utah site as well). We have put together some sort of initial itinerary and have already booked some accommodation in Yellowstone. We plan to fly into Denver and could possibly spend a day or 2 in the Rockies before heading north to Yellowstone (probably via Cody to see a rodeo). Obviously this is a long drive and it might be nice to have a stop off place on the way (any recommendations?). We have 4 nights in Yellowstone (2 at the Canyon area and 2 at the lake, although this is flexible), then we have 2 nights in Jackson to explore Grand Tetons NP.Then it's another long drive back south to Utah (another stop perhaps?). We would like to hike some of Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, do some river rafting, cycling and take an excursion out to the La Sal mountains and perhaps get down to Monument Valley/Canyon de Chelley. We would like to see a ghost town or 2 as well. It's worth mentioning that last year we covered the Grand Canyon, Page, Bryce and Zion areas and also Yosemite and SF so we won't be venturing too far west this time around, although given the time we could easily return to all those places!! We all loved the south western desert area but also want to add a bit of variety into the trip and although the boys love hiking they will need some pool time!! Any suggestions are most welcome and anything we really shouldn't miss? I know this is a bit vague but I just want to get the ball rolling and get some feedback.