Here's what I'm thinking for our sidecar trip the middle of May. From western Kansas we'll drop down to northern NM so we won't have any worries about snow in the Colorado passes. Ride Monument Valley from west to east (spending a couple days there) then up Moki Dugway, probably camping at Muley Point. East a bit then north to wherever I can find a place to stay for five or six days while Glenlivet and I explore Arches, Canyonlands, and Deadhorse Point. Then south and west to Natural Bridges, up to Hanksville and over to Capitol Reef where we'll camp and hike for three or four days. Then down 12 checking out Grand Staircase Escalante and camping for a few days in Bryce Canyon NP. After that we stay several days at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, head west for an overnight at Valley of Fire SP in Nevada, then across Death Valley on our way to the Pacific. A few things to consider: 1) This is not a see it all trip. I've tried that before and it just gets frustrating as I constantly feel rushed. I've picked out a few spots that would make good basecamps. I'm looking for R&R, some photo ops, and short hikes that don't involve significant climbing or (especially) descents that would make my bum knee swell and ache. 2) I'm excluding roads that would likely still be snow covered, so unless winter ends early the higher elevation rides in Colorado like 550 are out. 3) I travel with a service dog in his sidecar. While he can climb step ladders, the type of ladders you encounter in places like Mesa Verde are beyond his skillset, so tours like that are out. 4) Being Vermonters, we're more comfortable with chilly temps than frying pan heat. I'm hoping the second and third weeks in May will be in our comfort zone. So...along the route shown above, what are your fave campsites, short hikes, photo ops etc?