Taking a road trip w/ dad out of Salt Lake City in mid July. I live in high, dry southern Utah (zion/bryce) and want to see some lakes and rivers. We have 4 days total, want to do a little driving (4-5 hrs max) and a little recreation each day, staying somewhere new each night. Ideal destinations would be float trips or light rafting, speed boat or jet ski tours or rentals, fishing (if it doesn't take massive gear or licenses), hot springs, hot tubs, and any other low-impact leisure. Good food and good beer required.
I would like to stay away from interstates and crowded hot spots, and don't mind a long slow back country road. We have no destination or itinerary, but it is fun to have a general direction for wandering towards. Asking google these same questions, there are so many spots along the snake river I don't even know where to start.
Where would you go, given the outline above, 4 days, and nowhere you have to be?