Hello - my husband and I are leaving for our trip next week and would like to do a final sanity check on our itinerary. We are mid 50's and in fairly good shape - looking to do moderate hikes - 5-8 mile. All lodging has been secured and we are flying in and out of LAS. Appreciate your feedback!
Arrive/Depart Las Vegas
Day 1 – Tuesday – Arrive LV 10 PM – overnight in LV
Day 2 – Wednesday – Drive to Zion National Park via I-15 North – Estimated 2.5 – 3 Hours. Stop in NV for beer/wine – supplies at Walmart in Mesquite or Hurricane. Stop at outfitters in Springdale for Narrows gear rental. Arrive ZNP (ETA Noon) – check in to Zion Park Lodge for 3 nights. Hike West Rim Trail to Scout lookout – return to lodge via Kayenta and Emerald Pools or Grotto Trail.
Day 3 – Thursday – Narrows Hike – weather permitting – Will be on one of first shuttles
Day 4 – Friday – Observation Point – is it worth paying outfitter to hike top down?
Day 5 – Saturday – Drive to Bryce – Overnight at Bryce Lodge for one night. Hike either Figure 8 or just Navajo Loop/Queen’s Garden
Day 7 – Monday – Drive to Moab via UT24E – drive through Capital Reef NP. Hickman Bridge – Grand Wash to Narrows? Goblin Valley?
Day 10 – Thursday, Page AZ – Antelope Canyon morning tour – Kayak Tour – afternoon
Day 12 – Saturday – Early departure from GCNP – Drive to LAS airport – 2 PM flight – estimate 5-6 hour drive
Thanks for all of the great advice!