Re:Restaurants in the Zion Natl Park, Bryce Natl park area and Moab Utah
I will leave the Food part to others However you will be traveling across some the most interesting geographical areas of the country
My personal opinion the gateway to arriving in Mesa Verde should be US 550 south through the San Juan mountains.If budget allows take time in Durango to ride the Rio Grande Southern Train back up to Silverton. Slow down through the mountains pass country to enjoy the views before hitting Mesa Verde . If your planning on camping there some wonderful camp sites off US-550
Once entering Utah any route you take south of I-70 will be a source of wonder. The Desert landscape is beautiful if you can look past the lack of green and the skies are vast. Whether you leave Arches heading west from Blanding, UT. or South through Page, AZ. To Bryce you will find something interesting. The road into Zion from the East is really a special treat in eye candy of landscape. In fact this whole journey is a feast for the eyes. In the Western Mind set the Distances really are short. MV- Arches, 155 m, MV-Bryce,393m, MV- Zion,384m, One final word keep your Gas Tank above a half a tank most of the time. It will be a long dry walk if you run out. Sorry to be so wordy but I love that landscape.