I had one week off so i decided to check out some parts of the southwest i have not yet seen. I am just posting my itinerary here; of course any tips/suggestions/warnings etc. would be really appreciated:)
I am flying into Vegas and renting a car for the week.
Day1: get up early and drive to zion national park. Hike around, and camp there for the night.
Day 2: early drive to bryce canyon national park. Hike and cmap there for the night.
Day 3: Drive to the touristy south rim of grand canyon [north rim will be closed still] just because it seems like one of those things i should do! Spend a littel bit of time there and then go to Flagstaff for evening/night. Maybe treat myself and my gf to a nice dinner and B&B.
question: how will this drive be? Any road suggestions to get from bryce canyon to GC? Will the roads be too icy/dangerous etc.?
Day 4: Drive to Canyon De Chelly. I need tips on what to do there. I will also camp there for the night.
Day 5: Spend the morning at Chelly and then drive to Chaco in NM. Get there in evening. Just relax and camp there.
Day 6: spend some time at chaco- visit some sites and then start the drive back to vegas. Maybe visit the petrified forest NP on way back if time permits.
Day 7: back to vegas
Any tips? Do I need a 4x4 to complete this trip? If anyone ahs any suggestions on driving hours/roads/any unrealistic plans i may have...all input is sooo welcome! Thanks guys!!