[QUOT;3194071]If you're hikers, this is what I'd recommend:
Sedona - unless you have a place in mind since you've been there before, we enjoy Dead Horse Ranch State Park in nearby Cottonwood. It's an easy and less congested drive into Sedona. You'll have a night view of Jerome up on the hill. You'll be near Tuzigoot Nat'l Monument and also you could take the Verde Valley train ride.
Grand Canyon - best if you get a site in the park itself at Trailer Village - full hookups. You will be within walking to the Rim and the free shuttle stops right at the campground. You can take the shuttle and get off and on wherever. Take a stroll - fairly level - on the Rim Trail and pick up the bus at another stop. To get an altogether different perspective of the canyon, hike down the Bright Angel Trail if only for 1/4 mile or so. It's a neat feeling to be below the rim. There are many nice ranger programs and short strolls and naturally gift shops, hotels and restaurants to explore. Drive to the east end of the park at Desert View for lots more. If you stay in the park and when you leave for Zion, go out the east entrance taking you to Hwy 89 and head north toward Page, AZ. It saves a lot of time and miles rather than heading south to the interstate and into Flagstaff and then north on 89.
So for Grand Canyon - 3-4 nights minimum
Zion and Bryce are definitely hiking parks. You'd fit in both parks in their campground. Zion has electric at Watchman campground but Bryce does not. Ruby's RV just outside the gate of Bryce has a large full-hookup park. The free shuttle also stops there. At Zion there's also a shuttle thru the park and also, if you stay outside the park at Springdale, the shuttle stops in that little town, too.
Again, I'd allow at least 3-4 nights at each. Bryce's trails are like a fairy wonderland. We love them.
From Hwy 89 at the east entrance of Grand Canyon you can take 89 north to 89A toward Jacob Lake or 89 north to Page, AZ and west to Kanab, UT.
From Kanab take 89 north to Hwy 9 west and you'll have to go though the Zion Tunnels (google them to see what it entails). It will be a steep downhill into Zion but many RVers do it - just depends on how you feel about it.
If you want to avoid the tunnel route. take 89A (a steep climb) or 89 which is fairly flat and get to Fredonia, AZ. Then take 389 west out of Fredonia to Colorado City and it will become UT59 at that point. Take 59 to Hwy 9 and come into Zion from the west to east at Springdale.
Ready to leave Zion? Either Hwy 9 east and a climb through the tunnels. Or...from Springdale, Hwy 9 west to I-15 north. At Circleville, UT take Hwy 20 to 89 and south on 89 to Hwy 12 east to Bryce. Don't be tempted to take Hwy 14 from I-15 - you probably won't like it...steep and curvy.
If you're big hikers or just want extra days to tour some of the areas outside the parks, then add a few more days.
One thing.....if you happen to be retired.... consider a mid-Sept/Oct trip instead of August which is still very hot.
Have a great trip. They're favorite parks of ours.[/QUOTE]
As is normally the case, twogypsies is right on in the advice given
, the time frame is also very good - Utah IMHO is an October or later state - if you need to get out of Florida, think about a little time in Colorado or at elevation so as to be able to just Cool Down. and if you time it right, Last week or so of September, - https://lynn.smugmug.com/Travel/Colo...pens/i-tsVRkXg
- you might really enjoy those cool nights with a blanket before you head back in to the A/C of Utah.
We have hiked to the top of Angels Landing in December in shorts and T shirts, so think about the weather as it will make all these visits even better.
Besk of Luck,