We are planning a trip through the area - will leave from Oro Valley, AZ and spend the first 2 nights in Sedona and drive up to Page with two nights there. My thought was to do the following route:
Page - Lake Powell boat tour, Antelope Canyon X, drive to Paria in Grand Escalante, Horseshoe Bend Overlook
Leave Page and drive the southern route 89 to Marble Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs Nat. Monument, Jacob Lake and if time allow drive up to Canyon Point but did not know if it is doable in a car then back to Kanab or to Zion Nat Park for the night.
Spend a second night in Zion Nat Park or Springdale. (Should we instead do 2 nights in Zion or Springdale (or at the East Entrance to the Park)
Leave Bryce and go to Capitol Reef - spend night in Capitol Reef area
Leave Capitol Reef and head to Goblin State Park and on to Moab and spend two nights in that area and spend one day at Arches National Park and stop by Dead Horse and another day at Canyonlands Nat Park.
Leave Canyonlands and head to Monument Valley do a tour and spend the night in the area and then head to Canyon de Chelle and then to Winslow for a stop and then to Kohl's Ranch for two nights.
Leave Kohl's Ranch and head home to Oro Valley, AZ
Do you think this is allowing enough time to really see the area, we could add a day or two if needed somewhere. We will do a few short walks/hikes but nothing over moderate hiking for us. Would like to see as much as possible by driving through and stopping at overlooks except for the best places recommended then hiking 2 - 3 miles on easy to moderate trails would be fine.
Do you have any recommendations to this trip. We plan to leave Oro Valley and spend the first two night in Sedona on September 13/14 and then Page 15/16 but have not booked anything beyond that yet. Any advice/recommendations are appreciated. We are okay with doing the route in reverse order as long as it is leaving from page since unfortunately I already have that booked and it is nonrefundable.
Question - can you drive your personal vehicle from the East to the South Entrance of Zion or does the shuttle take you from one entrance to the other so we get to see it all without driving around.
Thanks in advance to any input. N Hinds