Thanks for the feed back again.
I think I may have not explained myself very well.. When I listed the places (Salt Lake, Denver, Albuquerque) I didn't mean that these would be the only places we'd stop, I'd want to take it slow and -as suggest- take half/whole days here and there to check out national parks etc! I thought I'd look into that in more detail next, I just wanted to have an idea of a route be able to take us near to all these great spots. With that in mind does this sound like a good route?
I will keep in mind Dave that I need to build the route around the things I want to see not the other way round, appreciate the advice.
Happy New Year in advance!