We just did a trip through southern
Originally Posted by RRG
I am planning to take my wife on a week trip thru Utah next year. Arches, Bryce, Zion etc. We will fly and rent a bike out of either Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. She is a teacher, so our trip must be between early June and early August. Does anyone living in the area have a recommendation for the time of year and why. I assume it will be hot the entire time, but is rain more frequent at certain times? Is it hotter at certain times? Is there a time that is less crowded?
We just finished a nice weeklong 4000 mile tour of NM, AZ, UT, and CO. We started in Texas, and if we exclude Texas from our stats, here's what we saw weatherwise:
Hottest Temp: 94 (between Flagstaff and Page, AZ)
Coldest Temp: 42 (over Cedar Breaks in Utah)
Temp on the Clifton/Alpine Run: 47 low, 86 high
Temp on the Eager/Payson/Flagstaff Run: 68 low, 92 high
Temp on the Flagstaff/Page Run: 76 low, 94 high
Temp on the Page/Torrey Run: 42 low, 84 high
Temp on the Torrey/Paonia Run: 56 low, 92 high
Not bad for being in 2 of the "perceived" hottest states in July.
I've attached some Google Earth views of some parts of our route. I'll try to finish my trip report with pictures tonight or tomorrow