We are thinking of taking a southwest vacation in March, and are wanting to see some of the beauty of the south part of Utah (not Bryce or Zion as we were there not too long ago) but also would like to be in some forested areas. We would consider another state with a lot of natural beauty as well.
It is very easy for us to fly into Salt Lake City, but are wondering if that makes sense.
How long is the drive from SLC to places of interest? What is there to see on the way from SLC to Arches or Canyonlands or other places of interest, in terms of natural beauty? Can we stay near Moab but not be in big crowds of people? Any places to stay that are pretty and a but separate from the crowds?
Thanks for any help in planning this trip.