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Location: Sedona

Day 1 - 1 Apr 2019

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Sedona, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Sedona, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
Sedona, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Content: Try to schedule your flight to arrive in Phoenix in the morning. This gives you the afternoon to explore Sedona. From the Phoenix airport, it is a two-hour drive north to Sedona. 2 hours drive and distance is 120 miles.

A Sunset Chateau

Sedona, A Sunset Chateau
Sedona, A Sunset Chateau
Sedona, A Sunset Chateau

Content: We stayed at a wonderful bed & breakfast called A Sunset Chateau. This is a beautiful property located just outside of the town of Sedona. This property has a pool, hot tub, and a lush garden filled with tropical plants and trees.

Red Rock Scenic

Sedona, Red Rock Scenic
Sedona, Red Rock Scenic
Sedona, Red Rock Scenic

Content: The Red Rock Scenic Byway is your Gateway to the world-famous Red Rock Country of Sedona, Arizona … just 110 miles north of Phoenix, about 40 miles south of Flagstaff, and only a few hours south of the Grand Canyon.

Devil's Bridge Trailhead

Sedona, Devil's Bridge Trailhead
Sedona, Devil's Bridge Trailhead
Sedona, Devil's Bridge Trailhead
Sedona, Devil's Bridge Trailhead

Content: Very fun trail! Would recommend going early to avoid the crowds of people.. There's dirt road leading to the start of the trail which has parking for off-road vehicles. Many gorgeous views of the surrounding red rock along the way. The last part of trail right before the bridge is difficult with rocky stairs but worth the beauty and the rush

Golden Goose American Grill

Sedona, Golden Goose American Grill

Content: We went here for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. We attempted to get a reservation but they were all booked up. We came as a walk in and they quoted us a 30 min wait. We headed to the bar for a drink, and in about 10 minutes our table was ready. The food was amazing, We had the meatloaf, which we highly recommend. . The cocktails were also yummy. Although the restaurant was busy, the service was spot on and the ambiance was very nice and cozy. Would definitely come back when in Sedona

Location: Sedona

Day 2 - 2 Apr 2019

Grand Canyon

Sedona, Grand Canyon
Sedona, Grand Canyon
Sedona, Grand Canyon

Content: In the morning, drive north to the Grand Canyon. And be prepared to be amazed. The drive is rather unexciting, and it can be hard to believe that you are heading towards one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the world. Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon and have your first view, it can take your breath away. 2 hours drive and distance is 115 miles

Grand Canyon

Sedona, Grand Canyon

Content: In the morning, drive north to the Grand Canyon. And be prepared to be amazed. The drive is rather unexciting, and it can be hard to believe that you are heading towards one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the world. Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon and have your first view, it can take your breath away. 2 hours drive and distance is 115 miles

Location: Grand Canyon

Day 2 - 2 Apr 2019

Ooh Aah Point

Grand Canyon, Ooh Aah Point
Grand Canyon, Ooh Aah Point
Grand Canyon, Ooh Aah Point
Grand Canyon, Ooh Aah Point

Content: 1.8 miles round trip. Amazing viewpoint! It’s a very steep descent to get here (and a hefty climb back up to the rim later in the day) but it’s worth it for this view.

Hermit Road

Grand Canyon, Hermit Road
Grand Canyon, Hermit Road
Grand Canyon, Hermit Road

Content: Hermit Road is 7 miles long. From March 1 to November 30 you must take the Grand Canyon Shuttle (red line). During the winter months, you can drive to the viewpoints but parking can be limited. Powell Point – jaw-dropping views with outcroppings of rock that make great photo spots Mohave Point – more amazing views; there are several different photo spots that offer slightly different views Pima Point – another great location for panoramic views of the Grand Canyon

Sunset point

Grand Canyon, Sunset point
Grand Canyon, Sunset point
Grand Canyon, Sunset point
Grand Canyon, Sunset point

Content: At sunset, if you want to get away from the crowds, try Shoshone Point (the view may not be quite as stunning as Yavapai or Hopi but the hike to get here will keep the viewpoint quiet) or one of the other viewpoints on Desert View Road. These also make great places to go stargazing once the sun sets.

El Tovar Dining Room

Grand Canyon, El Tovar Dining Room

Content: Excellent food. Navajo Tacos were so so. We wiped off all of the Dinner duck and chicken from our plates. Mixed service, make sure you make reservations in advance if possible — it can get quite busy.

The Grand Hotel

Grand Canyon, The Grand Hotel
Grand Canyon, The Grand Hotel

Content: We stayed at The Grand Hotel in Tusayan. It is the highest rated hotel in the area. The hotel looks impressive from the outside and the lobby is very nice but the rooms are nothing special. It is listed as a 5-star hotel but it looks and feels a lot more like a 3 to 4 star hotel. However, the rooms are clean and quiet and fit our needs..

Location: Grand Canyon

Day 3 - 3 Apr 2019

Monument Valley

Grand Canyon, Monument Valley
Grand Canyon, Monument Valley
Grand Canyon, Monument Valley
Grand Canyon, Monument Valley
Grand Canyon, Monument Valley

Content: In the morning, start your drive to Monument Valley. The quickest and most scenic way to drive to Monument Valley is by taking Desert View Drive. This stretch of road is 25 miles long and it takes about 35 minutes to drive the entire length of it. However, it will take you longer as you stop at the viewpoints along the way. 3 hours 15 minutes (180 miles)

Location: Kayenta

Day 3 - 3 Apr 2019

Amigo Café

Kayenta, Amigo Café

Content: Before arriving in Monument Valley, I recommend stopping in Kayenta for lunch. The restaurants in Monument Valley are overpriced and serve mediocre food. However, in Kayenta, you can eat at Amigo Café, a local restaurant that serves Mexican food and Navajo Fry Bread.

Monument Valley

Kayenta, Monument Valley
Kayenta, Monument Valley
Kayenta, Monument Valley
Kayenta, Monument Valley
Kayenta, Monument Valley
Kayenta, Monument Valley

Content: Spend the afternoon touring Monument Valley. Drive the 17-mile Valley Drive, a scenic drive past some of the most popular sites in the park. On your own, you can only drive the Valley Drive. But there is a lot more to see and taking a tour is the only way to do it. There are lots of options, including photographic sunrise and sunset tours, cultural tours, and even an all-day excursion out to Hunt’s Mesa.

Location: Monument Valley

Day 3 - 3 Apr 2019

The Mittens

Monument Valley, The Mittens
Monument Valley, The Mittens
Monument Valley, The Mittens

Content: In the evening, a great place to watch the sunset is right from the Visitor Center, where you will overlook The Mittens.

View Hotel

Monument Valley, View Hotel
Monument Valley, View Hotel
Monument Valley, View Hotel

Content: We stayed in a premium Cabin at the View Hotel. We had a deck with a view and we could lie in bed and look out at West Mitten Butte. It was pretty awesome and we would not hesitate to stay here again.

Location: Monument Valley

Day 4 - 4 Apr 2019

Forrest Gump point

	Monument Valley, Forrest Gump point
	Monument Valley, Forrest Gump point
	Monument Valley, Forrest Gump point

Content: You cannot miss Forrest Gump point. This is the place where Forrest Gump announced that he was finished his long distance run, stating “I’m pretty tired. I think I’ll go home now.” But it also gives you one of the best views of Monument Valley. This iconic spot is just 20 minutes north of the Monument Valley Visitor Center

Location: Monument Valley

Day 4 - 4 Apr 2019

Valley of the Gods

Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods
Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods
Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods

Content: Valley of the Gods features a landscape similar to Monument Valley. It may not be quite as spectacular, but it also has much less tourist traffic. If you like scenic drives and want to leave the crowds behind, put this spot on your list.

Moki Dugway.

Monument Valley, Moki Dugway.
Monument Valley, Moki Dugway.
Monument Valley, Moki Dugway.
Monument Valley, Moki Dugway.

Content: This short but scenic drive is located very close to Valley of the Gods. Moki Dugway is an unpaved road that is carved into the cliffs, offering stunning views over Utah and Valley of the Gods.

Mexican Hat

Monument Valley, Mexican Hat
Monument Valley, Mexican Hat
Monument Valley, Mexican Hat

Content: This rock formation is named for its Mexican Sombrero-like appearance. You can see it from US-163 on the drive to the Valley of the Gods. If you want, you can hike up onto the formation.

Goosenecks State Park.

Monument Valley, Goosenecks State Park.
Monument Valley, Goosenecks State Park.
Monument Valley, Goosenecks State Park.

Content: For a view of the Colorado River snaking through a canyon in the shape of a gooseneck, visit Goosenecks State Park. You will pay a $5 entry fee and it is a short drive to the viewpoint.

Teardrop Arch

Monument Valley, Teardrop Arch
Monument Valley, Teardrop Arch
Monument Valley, Teardrop Arch
Monument Valley, Teardrop Arch
Monument Valley, Teardrop Arch

Content: This is an unpopular, off-the-beaten-path tour in Monument Valley. We were able to do a little hiking, explore caves, and get a unique view of Monument Valley. It’s not for everyone, especially if you are short on time, but we recommend it if you want a little adventure or like to get away from it all.

Page

Monument Valley, Page
Monument Valley, Page
Monument Valley, Page

Content: Once you are finished in Monument Valley, drive west to Page, Arizona. 2 hours, 125 miles.

Location: Page

Day 4 - 4 Apr 2019

Big John's Texas BBQ

Page, Big John's Texas BBQ

Content: One of the best restaurants in Page that isn't fast food. Not a lot of good options around town that aren't fast food and this should be close to the top. Was super busy since it offers one of the best fares, but tables rotate fast. Portions were a little smaller than I had hoped, but good to buy from a local restaurant.

Holiday Inn Express

Page,  Holiday Inn Express
Page,  Holiday Inn Express

Content: We stayed at the unexciting but clean, convenient, and budget friendly Holiday Inn Express. We stayed here for two nights.

Location: Page

Day 5 - 5 Apr 2019

Horseshoe Bend

Page, Horseshoe Bend
Page, Horseshoe Bend
Page, Horseshoe Bend
Page, Horseshoe Bend

Content: Horseshoe Bend is located a few miles south of the city of Page, on Highway 89. Park in the large parking lot and from here it is a 0.75-mile walk to the viewing location. It costs $10 to park in the parking lot. Horseshoe Bend is one of the most photographed spots on the Colorado River. For photographers, the best times to visit Horseshoe Bend are at sunrise and sunset. You have the option to do both, since you will be in Page the entire day.

Antelope Canyon

Page, Antelope Canyon
Page, Antelope Canyon
Page, Antelope Canyon

Content: Antelope Canyon is a gorgeous place to visit. With its glowing red canyon walls and narrow, twisting passageways, this place is fun to visit and a joy to photograph. Antelope Canyon is made up of two slot canyons, Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. When people refer to Antelope Canyon, they are usually referring to Upper Antelope Canyon. With its darker canyon walls, falling sands, and light beams shining through the dusty air, the Upper canyon has been the more popular of the two slot canyons.

El Tapatio

Page, El Tapatio
Page, El Tapatio

Content: For dinner, we ate at the Mexican restaurant called El Tapatio. It was wonderful and you can get some oversized margaritas if you want.

Location: Page

Day 6 - 6 Apr 2019

Cottonwood Canyon Road

Page, Cottonwood Canyon Road
Page, Cottonwood Canyon Road
Page, Cottonwood Canyon Road
Page, Cottonwood Canyon Road

Content: From Page, drive north on Highway 89 past Lake Powell and enter Utah. Just past Big Water is Cottonwood Canyon Road, a very scenic unpaved road that travels through Grand Staircase-Escalante. Cottonwood Canyon Road is 46 miles long. It takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to drive from Big Water to Cannonville

Location: Cannonville

Day 6 - 6 Apr 2019

Hole-in-the-Rock Road

Cannonville, Hole-in-the-Rock Road
Cannonville, Hole-in-the-Rock Road
Cannonville, Hole-in-the-Rock Road

Content: From Cannonville, drive to Escalante and the start of Hole-in-the-Rock Road using Highway 12. Hole-in-the-Rock Road is another dirt and gravelroad that leads to some amazing hiking spots and really cool slot canyons.

Location: Hole-in-the-Rock Road

Day 6 - 6 Apr 2019

Zebra Slot Canyon

Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Zebra Slot Canyon
Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Zebra Slot Canyon
Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Zebra Slot Canyon
Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Zebra Slot Canyon

Content: Zebra Slot Canyon is a very short slot canyon, named forits striped walls. To get here, it’s a 5.2-mile round trip hike and takes between 3 and 4 hours.

Location: Zebra Slot Canyon

Day 6 - 6 Apr 2019

Peek-A-Boo Gulch

	Zebra Slot Canyon, Peek-A-Boo Gulch
	Zebra Slot Canyon, Peek-A-Boo Gulch
	Zebra Slot Canyon, Peek-A-Boo Gulch

Content: If you are looking for a super fun hike to do, put Peek-A-Boo and Spooky slot canyons on your list. Peek-A-Boo Gulch has several sections of challenging rock scrambling, including a 12- foot climb just to enter the canyon. Spooky Gulch is one of the narrowest slot canyons around, only 10 inches wide in some spots! If you’re up for the challenge, these two slot canyons are tons of fun.

Location: Peek-A-Boo Gulch

Day 6 - 6 Apr 2019

Devil’s Garden

Peek-A-Boo Gulch, Devil’s Garden
Peek-A-Boo Gulch, Devil’s Garden
Peek-A-Boo Gulch, Devil’s Garden
Peek-A-Boo Gulch, Devil’s Garden

Content: Devil’s Garden is a quick visit just off of Hole-in-the-Rock Road. With hoodoos, crazy rock formations, and arches, Devil’s Garden is a fun spot to explore.

Location: Devil’s Garden

Day 6 - 6 Apr 2019

Bryce Canyon

Devil’s Garden, Bryce Canyon

Content: After a day full of hiking and exploring, it’s time to get settled into your next accommodation. Tomorrow morning will be spent at Bryce Canyon so we recommend staying near the park.

Location: Bryce Canyon

Day 6 - 6 Apr 2019

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Bryce Canyon, Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Bryce Canyon, Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Bryce Canyon, Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Content: Great place to stay. I wish we had been here once week earlier to see the rodeos across street before they were done for the summer. Delightful stay with a friendly atmosphere. Rooms may be a bit dated, but it felt like it matches the cowboy country you're in

Location: Bryce Canyon

Day 7 - 7 Apr 2019

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park

Content: Bryce Canyon National Park…a fantasyland of hoodoos, bizarre rock formations, and sandstone pillars. This is a crazy beautiful place, and its unique landscape sets it apart from other national parks. Although Bryce may not have the same sweeping, expansive vistas as the Grand Canyon, it’s still a breathtaking experience the first time you see this view.

Location: Bryce Canyon

Day 7 - 7 Apr 2019

Queens Garden Trail

	Bryce Canyon , Queens Garden Trail
	Bryce Canyon , Queens Garden Trail
	Bryce Canyon , Queens Garden Trail
	Bryce Canyon , Queens Garden Trail

Content: After taking in the view from Sunrise Point, it’s time to go hiking. The Queens Garden Trail descends down into the valley amidst a garden of hoodoos and rock formations. It’s a gorgeous, relatively easy walk, perfect for all ages and ability levels.

Navajo Loop

	Bryce Canyon , Navajo Loop
	Bryce Canyon , Navajo Loop
	Bryce Canyon , Navajo Loop

Content: The Navajo Loop Trail ascends back up to the rim. It’s a bit strenuous but the views along the way are magnificent.

Inspiration Point

	Bryce Canyon , Inspiration Point
	Bryce Canyon , Inspiration Point
	Bryce Canyon , Inspiration Point

Content: Hop back into your car and drive the short distance to Inspiration Point. Now that’s a lot of hoodoos! There are two viewpoints at Inspiration Point. Right next to the parking lot is the first view. This one is good, but walk uphill for about 5 minutes to upper Inspiration Point. It’s worth the walk and this may be the best view in park.

Bryce Point

	Bryce Canyon , Bryce Point
	Bryce Canyon , Bryce Point
	Bryce Canyon , Bryce Point
	Bryce Canyon , Bryce Point

Content: A little further down the road is Bryce Point. The view is similar to Inspiration Point

i.d.k. barbecue

	Bryce Canyon , i.d.k. barbecue

Content: Great food! Great service. Throwback music. Definitely get their house special: brisket sandwich with nacho cheese and jalalapenos. For a side, ask for a mix of their baked beans and potato salad.

Location: Bryce Canyon

Day 8 - 8 Apr 2019

Springdale

	Bryce Canyon , Springdale
	Bryce Canyon , Springdale

Content: We started at Bryce Canyon at sunrise, finished Bryce Canyon by lunch, had lunch in the town of Bryce, spent the afternoon hiking and then drove to Zion National Park. It is a long day but it can be done. Tonight, sleep in Springdale, Arizona,the gateway into Zion National Park.

Location: Springdale

Day 8 - 8 Apr 2019

Holiday Inn Express

Springdale, Holiday Inn Express
Springdale, Holiday Inn Express
Springdale, Holiday Inn Express

Content: When we visited Zion, our go-to hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Springdale, one of the best Holiday Inn properties we have seen. It is located along the Springdale Shuttle route, so you can get around town and into Zion National Park without a car.

Location: Springdale

Day 9 - 9 Apr 2019

Zion National Park

Springdale, Zion National Park
Springdale, Zion National Park
Springdale, Zion National Park
Springdale, Zion National Park

Content: Zion National Park is one of the best spots in the United States to go hiking. From the awe inspiring hike up Angels Landing to the family friendly Riverside Walk to multi-day backpacking adventures, there is something here for everyone.

Location: Zion National Park

Day 9 - 9 Apr 2019

Weeping Rock

Zion National Park , Weeping Rock
Zion National Park , Weeping Rock
Zion National Park , Weeping Rock
Zion National Park , Weeping Rock

Content: The trail to Weeping Rock is one of the shortest hikes in the park and because of this, it can be crowded. The trail ends at Weeping Rock, a large overhang of rock that is dripping with water. From the shuttle shop, you will walk uphill to Weeping Rock along a mostly paved path. It’s a strenuous uphill walk but since it is short, it is manageable for most people.

Canyon Overlook Trail

Zion National Park , Canyon Overlook Trail
Zion National Park , Canyon Overlook Trail
Zion National Park , Canyon Overlook Trail
Zion National Park , Canyon Overlook Trail
Zion National Park , Canyon Overlook Trail

Content: The Canyon Overlook Trail is a gem of a hike in Zion National Park. It’s short, it’s fun, and it takes you to an awesome viewpoint overlooking Zion Canyon. This is a hike that is perfect for all ages and ability levels. So if this is your first, or even your second time in Zion, put the Canyon Overlook Trail on your list of things to do

Emerald Pools

Zion National Park , Emerald Pools
Zion National Park , Emerald Pools
Zion National Park , Emerald Pools
Zion National Park , Emerald Pools

Content: The trail to the Emerald Pools is one of the most popular hikes in Zion. This is a trail that starts off easy and gets more strenuous the farther you go. From Zion Lodge, it’s an easy walk to Lower Emerald Pools. Beyond this, the trail starts climbing, but the scenery gets better. The final climb to Upper Emerald Pool is more challenging but it leads you to a large pool surrounded on three sides by tall cliffs.

Riverside Walk

Zion National Park , Riverside Walk
Zion National Park , Riverside Walk
Zion National Park , Riverside Walk
Zion National Park , Riverside Walk

Content: This at, paved trail follows the Virgin River and ends where the Narrows begins. This easy hike is perfect for all ages and all ability levels.

Hidden Canyon

Zion National Park , Hidden Canyon
Zion National Park , Hidden Canyon
Zion National Park , Hidden Canyon

Content: The hike to Hidden Canyon blew away our expectations. This hike is tons of fun, with trails that cling to the side of a cliff and a scenic canyon to explore. Sections of this hike are similar to Angels Landing, with vertigo-inducing trails that come with chains to help you keep your balance. This trail does not climb as high or have the views like Angels Landing, but Hidden Canyon also gets fewer visitors, which makes for pleasant, less crowded experience.

King’s Landing Bistro

Zion National Park , King’s Landing Bistro

Content: This restaurant has a “fine dining” feel to it with an amazing menu. This is our favorite restaurant in Springdale.

Location: Zion National Park

Day 10 - 10 Apr 2019

Angels Landing

Zion National Park , Angels Landing
Zion National Park , Angels Landing
Zion National Park , Angels Landing

Content: Angels Landing is the most popular hike in Zion National Park. The final climb of the hike involves scaling a narrow ridge high above the valley floor. With chain-assisted rock scrambling sections, stunning views, and vertigo-inducing heights, this really is a thrilling hike.

Observation Point

Zion National Park , Observation Point
Zion National Park , Observation Point
Zion National Park , Observation Point
Zion National Park , Observation Point

Content: For jaw-dropping views over Zion National Park, it’s hard to beat Observation Point. The entire hike is a beauty, but it is challenging. At 8 miles long and with 2300 feet of climbing, it is a steady climb to that final viewpoint. This is a classic Zion trail and well worth your time and effort, especially if you want views out over Angels Landing and the rest of Zion National Park.

Narrows

Zion National Park , Narrows
Zion National Park , Narrows
Zion National Park , Narrows
Zion National Park , Narrows

Content: For millions of years, the Virgin River has been carving its way through layers of rock, forming the Zion Narrows. This canyon twists and turns for miles, creating one of the most unique hiking trails in the world. For many hikers, the Narrows is a hike that makes the bucket list. This is the quintessential slot canyon hike. It’s challenging, it’s breathtaking in its beauty, and it makes for a very memorable experience

Subway

Zion National Park , Subway
Zion National Park , Subway
Zion National Park , Subway
Zion National Park , Subway
Zion National Park , Subway

Content: Similar to the Narrows, the Subway is a hike in the Left Fork of North Creek. The classic way to hike the Subway is top-down, but this is a technically challenging hike that requires canyoneering skills and exposure to cold water. However, the Subway can be hiked from the bottom, which eliminates rappelling and the cold swims, but you will miss some of the more beautiful parts of the canyon. A permit is required to hike the Subway.

Jack’s Sports Grill

Zion National Park , Jack’s Sports Grill
Zion National Park , Jack’s Sports Grill
Zion National Park , Jack’s Sports Grill

Content: This was the only place that we don’t recommend. Expect mediocre food in a sports bar setting.

Location: Zion National Park

Day 11 - 11 Apr 2019

Las Vegas

Zion National Park , Las Vegas
Zion National Park , Las Vegas
Zion National Park , Las Vegas

Content: Today we travelled to Las Vegas to catch an afternoon flight home.