Our family (2 adults and a 12-year-old boy) are planning our Southwest Summer Road Trip. I am wondering about a good place to stay between Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon. Here's our trip thus far:
Arrive in Las Vegas and spend the night.
Next morning drive to Hoover Dam and on to Zion National Park. (spend 2 days)
Leave Zion in morning to go to Bryce (spend 1 day)
Leave Bryce in morning, go to Escalante and then on to Capitol Reef (spend 1 day)
Leave Capitol Reef around noon, stop at Goblin State Park and head to Moab.
Spend 3 days in Moab to see Arches and Canyonlands.
Leave Moab in morning and head to Mesa Verde. (spend 1 day)
Leave Mesa Verde in morning, stop by 4 corners and then head toward Grand Canyon.
I don't have any idea where to stay between Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon. I also don't know which places we should try to stop between the two locations. Any suggestions are welcome, especially on things that our son might think is fun. I feel like I might be missing something.