Embarking on a Utah to Arizona road trip within a time constraint of 8 days requires careful planning to maximize the experience while covering key destinations. A few years ago, we were fortunate enough to secure a Wave permit through the online lottery. Although we prefer not to limit ourselves to just one day at each location, the timing of the trip in October and work constraints made it necessary for us to stay in motels and lodges throughout the Utah-Arizona Road Trip.
Stop1: Bryce Canyon National Park
One night at Bryce just isn’t enough. It’s on the list for a longer visit.
Stop 2: Grand Canyon North Rim
The views were amazing. Sometimes the weather cooperates. North Rim camping
Stop 3: The Wave
The hike and the scenery were amazing. We weren’t sure about the weather but it turned out amazing. Visiting The Wave in North Coyote Buttes offers a surreal and breathtaking experience amidst stunning sandstone formations and vibrant colors.
Stop 4: Upper Antelope Canyon
This was my 2nd time here and Lorna’s first. The canyon never ceases to impress.
Stop 5: Monument Valley
This was our 1st time here but not our last. We had a wonderful time on a guided tour.
Stop 6: Sedona
A perfect end to our Utah-Arizona Road Trip