We are in the midst of planning a 7-day motorcycle road trip leaving Las Vegas and doing a loop north through southern Utah and back through Arizona (late April/early May). Itinerary so far looks like this:
Las Vegas to Bryce Ut (Zion NP, Bryce Canyon NP, )
Bryce UT to Moab UT (Scenic route 12, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Colorado River)
Moab UT to Bluff UT (Monument Valley & Four Corners)
Bluff UT to Winslow AZ (Chinle NP, Route 66, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert)
Winslow to Williams AZ (Via Grand Canyon NP)
Williams to Prescott AZ (Sedona and area tour)
Prescott AZ to Las Vegas
In the early trip planning stages, we were going to go where the wind took us. We then decided we'd be better off planning our itinerary to see the most we can see in 7 days. We're hoping we haven't been overly ambitious (It is our vacation after all) and we'll be on a motorcycle which can be trying at times (due to weather, etc) This is basically a scenic drive tour, with very little hiking (or at least we don't think we will have time for hiking). We have booked some hotels along the way.
Now that we look at the amount of parks, canyons, etc that we will see - we are already overwhelmed -- but excited about our trip.
This site has been very helpful to us. Would appreciate any feedback, tips, comments with regards to our planned itinerary. Especially for the last two days (must sees, etc.). We've tentatively planned Prescott as our last night but would be open for any suggestions (Jerome, Sedona, Lake Havasu City??). Also, we are curious about cell phone reception in these areas. Our experience here on the East Coast of Canada is that our National Parks or remote areas have little or no reception.