We already have tickets for the Durango railway, we won on a fundraiser auction. So we will spend one day doing that.....but we are just working out what would be feasible to do whilst in the area....we love national parks and natural beauty but do not want to spend every day in the car...not fair on the kids. Vegas of no interest at all, but hot springs....natural beauty, museums, little towns...kids too young to do water rafting at 2 and 4..... So that will have to wait for another trip.
So we intend to base ourselves in two or three cabins over the ten days....the question is where....should we go back a differerent route to Los Angeles and take in a hit of Utah.....on the map that seems to make sense.
We will spend two days driving back to Los Angeles..we have seen the canyon but may stop on the way home to see it in a different season.
Anyway any advice on a possible loop....avoiding too much time in the car but seeing some highlights......want to keep accommodations costs low...we are finding cabins for 70 to 110 a night on vrbo...so any cabins anyone rates.
Have read other threads so getting lots of ideas but not knowing the geography......trying yo work out what is feasible. Our kids travel well but will have 4 days of 6 hours in the car for us to get to and home from Colorado so I do not want too many days with them stuck I. The car...1 to 2 hours driving fine....but not really up for longer..so maybe we just base ourselves in two spots and do day trips...maybe Durango and near the Mesa..no area....
Thanks for all your expertise folks....these forums are so helpful.