Utah-Arizona Road Trip

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

Bryce Canyon Thors hammer hoodoo

One night at Bryce just isn’t enough. It’s on the list for a longer visit.

Stop 2: Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park north rim with a cloudy sky

The views were amazing. Sometimes the weather cooperates. North Rim camping

Stop 3: The Wave

Lorna at the wave, sculpted sandstone, on our Utah-Arizona Road Trip

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

Upper Antelope Canyon light beam with orange walls, on our Utah-Arizona Road Trip

This was my 2nd time here and Lorna’s first. The canyon never ceases to impress.

Stop 5: Monument Valley

Monument Valley showing buttes from Ford's point, on our Utah-Arizona Road Trip

This was our 1st time here but not our last. We had a wonderful time on a guided tour.

Stop 6: Sedona

Beautiful rock formation with a cloudy sky on our Utah-Arizona Road Trip

A perfect end to our Utah-Arizona Road Trip

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