Originally Posted by HondaVsTheWorld
Any advice from anyone, whether its too late in the year to head for Death Valley, South Rim Canyon and Monument Valley?
Monument Valley is wide open spaces - if you are going there - stop in at Moab 1st and do Canyon Lands and Arches. Then do the Moki Dugway on the way to Monument. Also there, if adventurous, try the little known Valley of the God's at the bottom of the Moki Dugway. Another good road is HWY 12 from Torrey, UT - but check the weather as one can get snow at altitude around the passes. Most of that area slows or closes after October.
South Rim is second best. North Rim and the Kaibab plateau is the real deal - but closed usually from the middle of October due to snow.