Hello, we are a family of 6. Our boys are older with ages 18, 16, 14 and 11. We all like to hike, I am a photographer looking for locations for some nice shots. Our itinerary is as follows:
2 nights Grand Canyon (July 7-8)
2 nights Zion (July 9-10)
2 Nights Bryce Canyon (July 11-12)
1 night at The View in Monument Valley (July 13)
then head back to Texas, possibly stopping at Canyon De Chelly. We are flexible with going back home, we can be back either Saturday or Sunday.
As per some advice in another forum, I have also secured a night in Sedona on July 7 which is supposed to be our first night in Grand Canyon. So I may let go of the first night in Grand Canyon in order to spend some time in Sedona. we don't plan on hiking down to the bottom of GC, just some short hikes down a ways for some nice views.
As for my Bryce question, we are staying at Ruby's. I would like to hit up some nice locations for photos, I have researched and Inspiration Point and Sunset Point seem to be nice. Is there any other locations for Sunset? Also for daytime, we are thinking of a horseback ride in the park. Although we all ride horses well, I realize this will be head to tail type ride. i am hoping the views will be awesome. If you can help us spend our time wisely in Bryce that would be great! Should we leave Zion that morning we check out of hotel and head to Bryce or should we allow more time in Zion that Tuesday before heading to Bryce? Scenic drives in the park? We don't have to hike all the time, driving is fine too! Thanks in advance. I have similar questions about hikes and photo locations for Zion and GC (south rim) so feel free to advice me on that as well if you can!