Finally the tickets and hotel is booked for our X-Mas trip to Moab and I was hoping to get some planning advice from experts on the forums.
We will be there for 4 days (not including driving in and back days).
Our toddler will be with us so not trying to plan an adventurous trip
Here is the rough plan I have:
Day 1: SLC -> Moab
Can I squeeze in Goblin valley SP on my way to Moab? We arrive at 10:00AM at SLC and then pick up the rental
Day 2: Arches
Plan to mostly drive to the usual spots and squeeze in Corona arch and delicate arch hike.
I will have the toddler on a kelty backpack for the hikes. Are 2 hikes too much?
(This is our second visit to Arches so I guess a day should be fine)
Day 3: Goosenecks SP and Natural Bridges National Monument
I see that its 6 hrs of total driving to and fro, will that be too much given that we have less day light? We plan to push out around 8:30 - 9 in the morning.
Only doing one of the two is total 4:30hrs in driving, if I have to drop one which one should it be?
(Btw, I have been to horseshoe bend at Page, AZ. not sure if it even makes sense to compare to goosenecks but just wanted to throw it out)
Day 4: Canyonlands - Island in the Sky
Plan to cover suggestion mentioned for the half day activity suggested on the nps site
Day 5: Canyonlands - Needles
We will be in a sedan and not a 4x4 (anyways it would be a rental) so I am not sure if roads in the needle section would be OK for driving a sedan.
I need some help figuring out this day
Day 6: Moab -> SLC
Our flight is at 7:00PM and we will be heading out around 8:30 - 9:00am, so we may have time for an hour or two of side excursion, any suggestions?
Thanks in advance :).