Family of 5 - kids ages 6, 8, and 10 doing a southwest road trip this June.
Basic itinerary is:
Taos 1 night
Santa Fe 2 nights
Sedona 2 nights
GCNP 2 nights
Monument Valley vs Mesa Verde 1 night
Sleep somewhere along the route to home
I had originally hoped to spend 1 night in Monument Valley and 1 night in Mesa Verde NP, then driving back home to Kansas City the next day. But I&#39;m thinking that we will be tired at the end of this road trip and won&#39;t have enough time to actually see both, plus have to drive 14+ hours home. So my question is: Should I visit Monument Valley or Mesa Verde?
We plan to visit Bandilier National Monument outside of Santa Fe, which has some cliff dwellings I believe. My kids are pretty adventurous so I&#39;m not worried about them being scared in the dwellings. Will they be bored at Monument Valley? I already made reservations at the View Hotel but I&#39;m willing to cancel them if its overall better to go to Mesa Verde instead.
Thanks for your help!