This is my first time in the Zion area, and I'm looking for ideas for how to schedule both variety and leisure on the trip. I don't have a checklist or bucket list to hit specific sites or parks.
I'm thinking of this itinerary. Looking for suggestions.
Day 0: Drive from Vegas, settle in.... maybe do the Watchman Trail/Visitor Center.
Day 3: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park to experience the sand dunes.... Kolob Canyon or Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument
Day 4: Road trip back to Vegas. Stop by Valley of Fire State Park?
Is there enough here to challenge the kids but be manageable? Too much?
I picked these hikes based on some of the online guides and trip reports.... but they all write about summertime travel where you need to avoid the heat AND can splash in the water. How does end of November change the recommendations?
What weather and water temperature should we expect? Should we still plan for scarce parking in the Park, and in Springdale?