Hi there! I am a new poster, and would love some advice on the following trip I'm planning this summer for my mom's 60th birthday. I am travling with my mom (age 60), grandmom (85) and daughter (4) in a mini van across the west for 2 weeks (yes, I'm crazy!!!). We leave June 19th.
Here's the plan:
S: early departure from Denver to Moab, camp in Arches (reserved); visit Arches/Canyonlands
M: early departure; up to I70, down to Goblin Valley, through Capitol Reef NP, Bryce Canyon NP, arrive in Zion NP (hotel reserved; Best Western)
T: explore Zion, depart to Death Valley. No reservations yet--stay in Furnace Creek??
W: Yosemite. No reservations yet!!
F: San Francisco
S: San Francisco
S: Big Sur (camping, reserved at Kirk Creek)
M-TH: Open to suggestion. Would like to visit Vegas (2 nights?), possibly the Grand Canyon, and maybe Santa Fe. Or could possibly spend time in southern California?? We have until Thursday evening or early Friday to return to Denver.
Are we realistic with week one of our plan? Any suggestions or must-sees for week two?
Thanks so much!!