Hi everyone we are a family from Australia children 15 and 12. We are heading to USA and part of the trip is a road trip for 14 nights from Denver to Salt Lake city. We have already done Grand Canyon, Zion,Bryce and Yellowstone (though one day I would love to go back here we loved it so much ). So our plan at the moment is
Arrive Denver at lunch time 2nd October and drive to Estes Park stay over night
3rd October up early and drive Trail Ridge Road and head to Glenwood Springs for the night
4th October Ouray/Silverton. Not sure which to stay at and for how many nights. Want to do the million dollar highway here.
This is where I get a bit lost as not sure how long and where
We want to do Mesa Verde then onto Moab before heading to SLV to fly home via LAX.
I would love some feedback on places we should go that I have missed, how long we should stay in each place and that includes the start of the trip if we should spend more time in Estes Park and the RMNP.
I have done lots of reading but I am still confused on exactly what to do. Also has anyone done this road trip and do they think it is a good idea. I am really open to any options suggestions etc. Thank you so much in advance for any help you can offer.