ROAD TRIP TO UTAH FROM ARIZONA & BACK

We had some fun stops on this trip: Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Utah Sign, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City, Park City, Arches National Park and Moab.

Itinerary:

DAY 1:

5:00am- Left Tucson, Arizona

6:30am- Made it to Scottsdale, Arizona to pick up a friend

11:30am- Arrive at Grand Canyon South Bend (Be ready to Pay $30 at entrance, and if you go on a weekend expect a LONG line to get in!)

*at least an hour here! So much to see! We went to 2-4 overlook sites.

1:00pm- Ate lunch at “We Cook Pizza & Pasta

*super quick lunch!*

4:00pm- Arrive at Horseshoe Bend Parking lot (about a .5 mile walk to the site)

*stay take photos, enjoy for 30-45 min. HIGHLY suggest you go around Sunset.. views were unreal! Dog Friendly!*

6:45pm: Arrive at Utah Sign

**TIME CHANGE OCCURRED**

Similar to HorseShoe Bend, try and arrive at End of Day when the traffic is light, roads are empty and lighting is best! A few cars were waiting to get photos so it was a quick stop.

8:25pm: Dinner at Big Al’s Burgers at The Junction in Kanab, UT.

9:35pm: Arrive at Glamping Adventures in Hildale, Utah

*Things to note… don’t arrive past sunset. It is impossible to see and we got lost and had zero phone service. Bring water, food for the grill they provide, SMORES (!) and a lighter for the campfire. Tents are all far from one another so it’s a great amount of privacy. The bathrooms are nice too, which is a major plus for “glamping”!*

NEXT DAY:

10:30am: Left Glamping

11:20am: Arrive at Zion National Park

*expect $30 entrance fee and another long line to get in. Suggest the Canyon Overlook Trail before the Tunnel! Bring lots of water and snacks. We waiting a long time to get through the tunnel and its really warm in Zion!*

1:00pm: Leave Zion National Park and drive to Salt Lake City

5:30pm: Arrive at Salt Lake City

THINGS TO DO IN SALT LAKE CITY

  • Cliff Spa in Snowbird, UT
  • Scooter around down town
  • PARK CITY (!!!!) I Suggest everything there.
  • Temple Square
  • Red Butte Garden
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Hiking

Trip from Salt Lake City to Tucson, Arizona

10:00am: Leave Salt Lake City

1:30pm: Arrive at Arches NAtional Park

**Double Arch is a .5 mile hike and super beautiful! Delicate Arch is picturesque! Be prepared to pay for entrance.

3:45pm: Leave Arches (in order to get all the way in its about 2 hour round trip)

4:30pm: Arrive at Moab City Center

**If I did this trip again, I would have stayed in Moab for a night! SO incredible. TONS of outdoor adventures in the surroudning area and city center!

6:30pm: Dinner at Pasta Jay’s

*We had a 1 hour wait time and that was the SHORTEST in the entire city! So plan AHEAD!

9:30pm: Arrive at Bluff Dwellings Resort & Spa in Bluff, Utah

NEXT DAY

9:00am: Enjoy the Resort and near area for half the day!

12:00pm: Leave Utah Dwellings

1:00pm: Arrive at Four Corners Monument

1:30pm: Leave Four Corners, Head to Tucson

**TIME CHANGE OCCURED**

3:30pm: Arrive at Pinetop- Lakeside

*Picturesque! Find local lunch spot- we did Arby’s (LOL!)

6:30pm: Arrive at Tucson, Arizona.

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