Arches or Zion

Jan 13th, 2019, 10:35 AM
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Arches or Zion

My wife and I will be traveling to Sedona, Grand Canyon, and Monument Valley this Spring. From there we have two choices. West to Zion or North to Arches. Any suggestions. Thanks
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Jan 13th, 2019, 10:47 AM
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Where are you flying into and renting the car? My choice would be to fly to SLC and visit everything but Sedona. Depending on how many days you have you might be able to visit all of the "Big 5" plus Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon (north or south rim?) Depending on how early in the spring you might see some snow in the higher elevations.
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Jan 13th, 2019, 12:37 PM
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We did Sedona, Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce a few years ago. It was a great trip. Both Zion and Bryce are spectacular. We are returning this spring to do the eastern half of the Grand Circle. We will be visiting Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Grand Staircase area. We just love Utah and can't wait to see more of it.
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Jan 13th, 2019, 01:45 PM
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Personally, I prefer Arches and Canyonlands too Zion. Others may differ, but the spectacular beauty of even just a drive through those two parks really is fantastic. If you get out and hike a bit, you are in for another treat.

I've been to Zion and Bryce, which are lovely, two or three times, been to Arches and Canyonlands five or six times and would go back tomorrow if I could.
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Jan 13th, 2019, 03:11 PM
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Arches. Definitely. Maybe a brief stop at awesome Goosenecks State Park (between Monument and Canyonlands).
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Jan 13th, 2019, 05:02 PM
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Another vote for Arches, Canyonlands and the beautiful country all around those areas/parks.
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Jan 14th, 2019, 05:46 AM
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I've been to all five national parks in Utah, twice each. I can only say that going to EITHER Bryce/Zion or Arches/Canyonlands will be a good choice. Plain and simple, you can't make a bad decision -- just make a choice and be happy with it. Then return later and see the other one.
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Jan 14th, 2019, 08:44 AM
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Arches and Canyonlands gives a greater choice of scenery:
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Jan 14th, 2019, 08:50 AM
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lewblum44 what are your thoughts? The advice you have been given is good. How many days do you have for this trip?
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