My boyfriend and I are leaving on July 28th at 6 a.m for Phoenix from Vancouver BC. We arrive around 10 and pick up our SUV. Our *plan*, I stress plan, because I want to know if this is all possible and also get feedback from the users here.
Again, our plan is to head up to the South Rim. We have camping reservations at Mather Campground. At 5 we are doing a plane tour. Will we make it there if we don't leave the airport until 11? That gives us 6 hours.
We are not going to have much time at the Grand Canyon itself thats why we hired the plane. The next morning we are planning on driving to Arches. The plan is to drive East through Arizona hitting Monument Valley and 4 Hours then North to Arches. How many hours of driving is this? We know we'll be spending a lot of time in the car. Any places we should check out? Places to eat, places to stop and swim? We stop for the night at Devils Garden campground.
The next day we drive to Zion/Bryce. We have a 4 hour ATV tour scheduled around 3 or 4 I believe. I know we'll be pushing it the whole time I just want to make sure it's doable.
From Zion/Bryce we head to Vegas and fly back from Vegas to Vancouver.
So basically I want know of any cool landmarks, places to eat, places to swim, ghost towns.. on this route.