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Where to stay between Torrey and GC South Rim?/trip with kids

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We have used the last months planning our upcoming family trip to Utah and it has been a great help reading all the answers in this forum to decide on our itinerary, good places to stay etc., so firstly thanks for those.

The plan for our trip is almost set, but I would love help with a few last issues as well as good ideas/comments to the trip we have put together so far.

We are a family of 4 including 2 boys age 5 and 7. Also, I will be 5 months pregnant by the time of our trip in late June. So even though we are all in good shape and somewhat used to hiking, this is naturally not going to be a trip with a lot of strenuous hikes, instead we hope to get a to explore the wonders of the area from the easier paths.

I need help finding accommodation on our stretch between Torrey and Grand Canyon South Rim. We plan to drive route 24 to 95 and avoiding route 261 (and Moki Dugway) by going via White Mesa and Bluff on to 163 and then on to GC.

We have 2 days for the drive, but cannot decide on where to stay in terms of sights to see and accommodation available. We imagine it would make sense to make a stop in MV but where else and is MV worth while staying for the night or should we rather spend the time somewhere else? Any suggestions are very welcome.

Please also share any thoughts on our plan below. The plan itself is pretty set and we have created it based on a wish not having to rush and avoiding very long stretches of driving, therefore also leaving out Moab/Arches.

It would be great with suggestions for activities for kids (apart from the ranger programs) and stops/sights along the way that we just have to do – there seems to be so many to choose from. We are still planning the exact hikes we want to do and we will probably have to play it a bit by ear depending on moods, energy levels, temperature etc. Still, please share if you have good suggestions – also for non–hiking activities.

Day 1: fly into LV (stay one night)
Day 2: Drive from LV to Zion National Park (booked Majestic View Lodge 2 nights).
Day 3: Spend the day in Zion.
Day 4: Drive to Bryce (Booked Bryce Park Lodge 2 nights), explore park, see sunset.
Day 5: See sunrise - spend the day in Bryce - maybe a drive outside the park
Day 6: Drive to Torrey/Capitol Reef (booked BW in Torrey 2 nights), we expect to spend all day driving Route 12.
Day 7: Capitol Reef National Park (still need to decide on hikes/sights)
Day 8 and 9: Drive towards GC – please help with sights and accommodation for day 8 and 9.
Day 10: Arrive in GC South Rim (Booked Maswik Lodge 2 nights)
Day 11: Would like to do a river float trip – any suggestions? (possible at all for a pregnant and a 5 yo?)
Day 12: Drive to LV (stay one night)
Day 13: return trip

Thanks in advance for any input!

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