We're planning a 2-week trip in August, flying from the UK to Las Vegas and staying there for 2 nights before embarking on what might be an ambitious trip by car.
So far I've planned to drive to Salina (south of salt Lake City) via Zion and Bryce Canyon in one day. Does that sound feasible? It's 263 miles with 10-year old twins who will need frequent stops. But we have the whole day and the hotel is booked and paid for...
Then on to Moab (where we're staying 2 nights to see the Arches and Canyonlands Parks).
The next bit is where I'm stuck - we want to head for the Grand Canyon, but it looks too far to drive to Williams or Flagstaff in one day. Any suggestions for a good route and overnight stop? One route seems to be due south via Monument Valley and Petrified Forest (and a crater which several people have mentioned - but it's not on my map!), another is via Mexican Hat and Kayenta. We don't mind a long drive because at Williams we will stay 2 nights and get the train to the Grand Canyon, having a full day off from driving.
Anyway, that's as far as I've planned - the kids are desperate to see the biggest tree in the world (Yosemite?), and we'd also like to surprise them with a full day in 'Anaheim' if you get my drift. So as I said - possibly an ambitious itinerary.
Thanks for any advice!