Hi- Our family of 4 and dog are headed on our first road trip this June. Starting in Las Vegas via Death Valley, then to Grand Canyon north rim, and then the Utah National Parks (not really in order: Zion, Bryce, Glen Canyon area, Monument Valley, possibly Moab).
We are renting the RV (Class A 30') for 2 weeks. I am searching for some answers. First off, we decided to visit north rim of GC because south rim seems out of the way since we plan on heading north afterwards. But is that incorrect? is it easier to get to the South Rim (from Page, AZ) since the road is probably wider, easier to drive with an RV?
Next question. Figuring we have enough time to go to Moab, we plan on making a loop (from Monument Valley north to Moab, then Route 70W and 15S back towards Nevada). Is this a somewhat straightforward route to get to Nevada? We are looking to avoid twists and turns, and we want to save time at this point, but we want something doable with an RV.
Assuming we make that loop from Moab via a nice stretch of road, what should we do for our way back to San Jose? Do you suggest cutting through Nevada and heading through Yosemite (70W to 15S to NV375 to US6)? Or would that slow us down because the road winds while we're in Yosemite (btw, 'wind' has long "i" sound :) )? is it faster to retrace our steps via Vegas? We don't want a road that is really slow, nauseating and scary. But if it is not too long a stretch of road we can bear with the curves, as long as we're not wasting too much time (and gas).
That's about it!
Thanks in advance for your help!