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Trip Report Utah Parks in One Week: Arches,Canyonlands,Capitol Reef,Bryce,Zion

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I recently traveled with wife and two teenagers and was able to cover five national parks in one week. The strategy was to drive quickly to end of route and drive in spurts back during tirp. Lots of traveling at the beginning, but wow what scenary along the way. Here is itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive and visit Las Vega Strip. Overnight Vdara in City Center (Priceline)
Day 2: Take interstates to Moab, UT. Side trip to Welcome to Las Vegas sign, Zion Kolab Canyons, I70 Viewpoints. Overnight 3 nights in Red Cliffs Lodge
Day 3: Arches National Park, highlights: hike to delicate arch
Day 4: Dead Horse State Park and Canyonlands NP, Grand View hike / picnic
Day 5: Capitol Reef NP: highlight: Hickman bridge hike Overnight at Boulder Mountain Lodge
Day 6: Bryce Canyon NP; highlight: I12 dive thru Grand Escalante. Overnight: Best Western Grand
Day 7: ZIon NP: Highlight: Zion Narrows early morning hike. Overnight Zion Lodge
Day 8: Hoover Dam/Tillman Bridge: Overnight at airport hotel

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