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Help me plan loop from Phoenix: GC , southern Utah, Mesa Verde, Santa Fe

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Planning a driving trip in late July with our 2 kids, ages 9 & 11!
We will have about 13 nights: will fly in/out Phoenix (have relatives there), go to the Grand Canyon for 3 nights (will hike down to Phantom Ranch for 1 of the nights).
THEN, (this is where we need advice on how to pace ourselves!) we will drive from the GC & stay near some southern Utah National Parks (I'm thinking Canyonlands area - Zion might be too far for us to accomplish all of this in 13 days? OR can it be done? Please advise) Then, over to Mesa Verde in Colorado and down to Santa Fe (maybe via Durango/Pagosa?), Then drive back over to Phoenix on a route by which we might be able to do more sightseeing. Possibly through Albuquerque.
Our main interests are: hiking, geology, nature, animals, swimming. Would love to hear from those familiar with the southwest about the number of days we should plan in each of the areas (within our 13 night limit) so as to have time to really get into nature and not be constantly in the car all day. I want to make sure we don't miss anything great in these areas!!! Thanks in advance.
Possible itinerary: (please advise)
3 nights Grand Canyon (1 in Phantom Ranch)
2 nights Moab area?? Is that best place to stay in the Canyonlands area?
1 night Mesa Verde Area
2 nights Durango area
1 night Pagosa? or Taos?
2 nights Santa Fe
1 night Albuquerque
(could spend another night on this trip, but where woudl be best?)

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