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Help needed for trip to Utah

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We are planning a driving trip to Utah starting mid Sept. I have put together a rather long and rough itenary and would appreciate comments and suggestions. The first 4 days will be spent driving to Moab from the East. My wife and I are about 70, we like to take short hikes or walks , not the long or strenous ones.

DAY 5, THURSDAY, SEPT, 20TH, Drive to Moab, UT, Stay in Moab 4 nights

Arrive in Moab late in day, if have time, stop to see Colorado National Monument

DAY 6, FRIDAY, SEPT 21ST, MOAB

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7, SAT, SEPT 22ND, MOAB

DEAD HORSE STATE PARK
DRIVE ROUTE 128 MOAB TO I70 AND BACK, SEE FISHERS TOWERS, NEGRO BILL CANYON, POTASH SCENIC BYWAY
GO TO BAR M CHUCK WAGON DINNER ONE EVENING

DAY 8, SUNDAY, SEPT 23RD, MOAB

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, ISLAND IN THE SKY, SECTION
VISIT TOWN OF MOAB

DAY 9, MONDAY, SEPT 24TH, DEPART MOAB, STAY AROUND THE NEEDLES SECTION OF CANYONLAND PARK, about 75 miles from Moab

Needles area of Canyonland National Park


DAY 10, TUES, SEPT 25TH, DRIVE TO NATURAL BRIDGE

Natural Bridge


DAY 11, WED, SEPT 26TH, DRIVE TO MONUMENT VALLEY, STAY ONE NIGHT, ABOUT 75 MILES

Monument Valley
Navajo Tribal Park
Drive Valley of Gods
Navajo Indian Reservation
Historic Bluff


DAY 12, THUR, SEPT 27TH, DRIVE TO GLEN CANYON RECREATIONAL AREA, ABOUT 140 MILES, Stay in Page

Walk across the Dam
Boat ride to Natural Bridge


DAY 13, FRI, SEPT 28TH, DRIVE TO GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM, ABOUT 240 MILES, STAY 2 NIGHTS IN NORTH RIM

Stop to see Grand Staircase, Escalante National Monument
Arrive North Rim in evening


DAY 14, SAT, SEPT 29TH, NORTH RIM GRAND CANYON, STAY HERE

North Rim, Grand Canyon


DAY 15, SUN, SEPT 30TH, DRIVE TO ZION CANYON, ABOUT 100 MILES, STAY IN AREA

Zion National Park


DAY 16, MON, SEPT 31ST , DRIVE TO BRYCE CANYON, ABOUT 150 MILES

Stop at Red Canyon for Photo shoot
Tour Bryce Canyon


DAY 17, TUES, OCT 1ST , STAY IN BRYCE CANYON AREA


Go to Kodachrome Basin State Park and Grosvenor Arch
Spooky Gulch Narrows
Anasazi Indian Village State Park
Drive the Burr Trail


DAY 18, WED, OCT 2ND, DRIVE TO CAPTIAL REEF PARK, ABOUT 175 miles,STAY IN CAPITAL REEF AREA , ONE NIGHT


Capital Reef Park
Capital Gorge


DAY 19, THUR, OCT 3RD, DRIVE TO GLEN CANYON FOR BOAT TRIP, ABOUT 60 MILES, STAY IN AREA

Boat Trip to Natural Bridge Monument, full day trip


DAY 20, FRI, OCT 4TH, DRIVE TO CANYONLAND, MAZE DISTRICT, ABOUT 130 MILES


Canyonland National Park, Maze district


DAY 21, SAT, OCT 5TH, START TOWARD ESTES PARK COLORADO, ABOUT 460 MILES

ARRIVE IN ESTES PARK LATE IN DAY

Your suggestions would be appreciated as to time spent in each area, route and things not to miss.

Thanks for your help.

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