Hi everyone! I need help! I'm going on a road trip that has been on my bucket list for a very long time - so excited to finally do it! However, I have a few questions and concerns that hopefully you all can help with.
Here's my itinerary:
- Day 1 - Fly into Vegas, pick up rental car and drive to Bryce Canyon. Planning on staying 3 nights here as I want to do a full moon hike. Has anyone done the hike? I am not a seasoned hiker so anything you can tell me will help (I know I'll need hiking shoes). My hotel is the Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand. Thoughts? Planning on doing easy hikes throughout my stay there.
- Day 4 - Drive to Arches for 2 nights. Booked at Days Inn Moab. Thoughts?
- Day 6 - Drive back to Vegas for 2 nights. Next day, drive to Death Valley Furnace Creek. Spend the day there, then drive back to Vegas. Would you suggest driving or booking a tour company? The NPS website kind of indicates that it's a very very remote area.
Here's my main concern - I'm traveling alone and am a female. How safe are the roads? I plan on driving during daylight hours. What about cell phone reception? I'm worried about getting a flat tire (no I've never changed one in my life) or other car mishaps that could happen.
I've mapped out everything on Mapquest. Any roads to avoid? Any hazards to watch out for?
Thanks for any help you can send my way!!