We are an Australian couple planning a 9 week trip next year. I have planned extensively but would like to hear any suggestions regarding our route. We have been to The Grand Canyon and Monument Valley on a previous trip. We plan to hike National parks,hire bikes and cycle where possible, and take 4 white water rafting trips. We will start in Vegas and spend 5 days in Utah parks. From Moab we will head to Mesa Verde via Million Dollar Highway, then on to Taos and Santa Fe. Santa Fe to Canon City and Rocky Mt National Park (Trail Ridge Road) to Denver. We will then fly to New York for 2 weeks and back again to Denver. Denver to Badlands, South Dakota, (where we hope to cycle "The Mickelsen Trail Trek"), then to Yellowstone via Cody and Beartooth highway. We then head north to Glacier National Park and will drive the "Going To The Sun road" and then on to Banff and Jasper, Canada. Heading south from Kamloops we plan to take the inland route to Portland via Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Kennewick and Mount Hood. From Portland we will drive to the coast and take the coast Highway to Eureka where we will head inland again to Lake Tahoe and Yosemite and then either back to Las Vegas through Death Valley or staight back to Los Angeles. Looking forward to any suggestions, especially Santa Fe to Canon City and Glacier National Park to Banff.