Hi I am visiting Arches/Canyonlands/Moab area in March with my boyfriend. We are driving in from Denver. I want to do Arches, Island in the Sky, and the Needles. Is this reasonable to do in 5 days, 4 nights (Wed-Sun)? Half a day on Wednesday another half on Sunday will be taken up with driving to and from Denver. We are planning on camping in the parks and I have been doing some research and these were the things I was hoping to do:
Island in the Sky: False Kiva, Green River Overlook, Mesa Arch
Needles: Slick Rock, Pothole, Cave spring trials and Elephant Hill
Arches: Fiery Furnance, Delicate Arch, Windows, Devils Garden, Double O Arch, Park Avenue
Is an additional day needed? We are in our 20s and reasonably fit and find what the park service says the time the trails take is usually too conservative for me.
Also are these good ideas for things to do/see within the park? Should I be allocating additional time for the town of Moab (I'm currently only planning on driving through and stopping for food)?