Planning a last minute trip to canyon country, for July, on a budget. We will have our 12 month old and 3 year old with us. We are used to hiking with them, but it will change our adventures.
It seems like Springdale is very expensive. We were even looking at campgrounds (but I'm worried about the noise and heat). I saw an archived post that mentioned St. George and Snow Canyon State Park. They mentioned sand dunes, a dinosaur center and an aquatic park, as well as Snow Canyon state park. I looked and the prices are WAY more affordable for a place where we could actually have AC. If we stayed in St. George, we would probably only spend a little bit of time at Zion (it's an hour away). And then would disperse our days among the other things. Maybe two at Zion, but maybe not. What are your thoughts on this?
And we don't have a set number of days. We have a wedding on July 9th in Vegas, and are staying with a friend. After that, we plan to adventure a bit. We thought about the week before, but then we get July 4th traffic. Thoughts?