My wife and I are planning a circuit through Wyoming, Montana, S Dakota, Colorado, and Arizona in May 2012. Our initial thoughts are to fly in to Salt Lake City and then by road to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Cody, Billings, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Custer, Mt Rushmore, Fort Laramie, Denver, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park , Pagosa Springs, Southern Ute Cultural Center , MYellowstone National Park esa Verde National Park (U.S. National Park Service), Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, Rainbow Bridge National Monument , then drive to Sedona for a few days, depart from Phoenix.
Any suggestions on what to fit in on the basic loop above would be appreciated.
As background, we visited the Grand Canyon (west and south rims) and Sedona (Pink Jeep Tours are great) this year and found the area fantastic. We are very interested in American Indian history and the founding of the USA, natural and man made wonders, and photography. Followed a tip from postings on this site we called in at Julian CA in April this year, on our way to San Diego...and yes, the Julian Pie Company was well worth a visit.