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Two weeks in April 2015

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Two weeks in April 2015

We are planning to arrive in Phoenix mid April 2015. Am thinking of the following itinerary. Any comments/suggestions would be much appreciated. We will be hiring a car in Phoenix. We are a couple in early 50s who enjoy scenery and gentle walking (5-7 miles).

Day 1 Phoenix

Day 2 drive to GC via Flagstaff

Day 3 GC

Day 4 drive to Page

Day 5 Page

Day 6 drive to Zion

Day 7 Zion

Day 8 drive to Bryce

Day 9 drive to Moab

Day 10.11 Moab

Day 12 drive to Monument valley

Day 13 drive to Sedona

Day 14 Sedona

Day 15 depart from Phoenix

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1. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

A decent overall plan. Get busy booking lodging, especially at GCNP and Monument Valley. You'll wish you had more time for Sedona. If you can find any more time, add a night or two there.

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2. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

Thanks. Have already booked GC..

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3. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

Yes, can be done but from Bryce to Moab we usually recommend a night in Torrey because there's a lot to see for ut12, Capitol Reef, Goblin Valley and Little Wild Horse Canyon but that will limit you time for Moab.

Another option is to start Phx and leave from Las Vegas (Phx-Sedona-GC-Page-MV-Moab-Bryce-Zion-Las Vegas) If you rent the car with a broker there will be no drop off charges between Az and Nv.

Between Moab and MV take the longer route via Moki Dugway and Gooseneck SP (191,85,261,163)

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That sounds like a great plan .. Are there any budget motels ? We are not 5 star people . What can you tell me about the mule ride to the bottom and the slow river boat ride? Thanks Dennis Hess Louisburg, N.C.

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5. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

Thanks. Having checked, flying from the UK means we can get a late flight to LV which means an extra day. So will plan on doing your suggested route in reverse. With the extra night we'll plan to stay in Torrey. So now have

LV - Zion (2) - Bryce (1) - Torrey (1) - Moab (3) - MV (1) - Page (2) - GC (2) - Sedona (3) - Phoenix

Just one question, is it worth just spending one night in Page and 4 nights in Moab instead?

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6. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

jab155: KEEP the THREE nights in Moab!!!

Sabercat44: Budget hotels? Manyof the motels along the way are decently priced. We've stayed at Super 8s and Motel 6 - clean and large enugh rooms with all the essentials provided for. The float trip on the Colorado River leaves from Page and is half day. It is HIGHLY recommendable.

The mule ride to Phantom Ranch is a two-day affair and booked out in advance up to a year. Unless you really have much time for a trip, get two nights at the GC during yourtrip and explore the canyon along the rim and a sgort distance into it on your own Besaides, if you are not a experienced rider, the mule ride will leave you VERY sore indeed.

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7. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

Are sabercat and jab155 taking the same trip? If not, it's better to have your own post, or it gets confusing who's answering who. TA usage tip.

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8. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

If you are doing the riverraft you'll need your 2 nights in Page.

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9. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

Good advice by Tet 14, regarding hwy 12 towards Capitol Reef.

This is a very stunning road, with views of canyons, shear drop offs, and alpine mountains.

You can google one of the highlights off this road, Calf Creek Falls. Great place to check out, waterfalls over 100 feet. If warm, great place for a swim/lunch!

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10. Re: Two weeks in April 2015

Here's the site www.scenicbyway12.com

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