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Old 02-16-2011, 06:41 PM
abrooding abrooding is offline
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Default Too much driving? Touring SW with 9 year old

Hi, I'm looking for tips for a trip the 2nd half of August - starting in Ft Collins (we have friends there) and planning to do a loop: Ft Collins, Glenwood Springs (1-2 nights) - Moab (1 night) - Cedar City (2 nights) - North Rim Grand Canyon (2-3nights) - Page (1 night) - Mesa Verde (1 night) - and back to Ft Collins. Do you think this is too much driving, considering there will be a 9-year-old in tow? Any places we should consider staying longer? Also, would a hike to Phanton Ranch and overnight be out of the question?
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:05 PM
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I think you should go for it! We did a big trip with our then 8 year old two years ago. We flew into Las Vegas and went as far north as Montana, far east as the Badlands back through Colorado, Utah and back to Vegas in 17 days. We only spent two nights in 3 places. It was a lot of driving but we had a fabulous trip.
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