Will be traveling to Vegas in early August with my Parents. Would like advice on my planed road trip and how much time to devote to each location. Basically we want to see Zion, Bryce and South Rim on GC. I would like to take a drive on UT 12.
My parents are elderly and so that eliminates hikes unless very short and easy - I'm thinking about a mile max.
My plan so far is as follows:
Thursday: Leaving Vegas early (05:00) to Zion + Kolob and will stay there the whole day with room in Springdale (Flanigans).
Friday: Depart Springdale (0500) for Bryce Canyon- (Is there a scenic drive in here?) Then turn around to GC South rim.
Saturday: Spend day in GC South Rim
Sunday: Head back to Vegas at around noon.
BIG question: Is it advisable to try and do UT 12 on Friday and if so what route do I take? It looks pretty long so I was thinking maybe just go to Boulder then turn back over Hogsback and follow this route from MS Streets - 1862 to Hole in Rock Rd to local road to Missing Canyon RD to Warm Creek Rd to US89. (Are all those paved roads?)
Thanks for any suggestions.