I'm back. Had a wonderful trip. In Zion we got up early and hiked up to Scouts Lookout. I determined that my knees wouldn't let me do the trip all the way to the top of Angel's Landing. It was a beautiful 4 mile hike though with around 1200 ft of elevation gain as I recall. Beautiful views. We hiked the river trail to the "Narrows" but there was too much water running and they were not issuing permits to hike in the narrows. We also hiked the lower, middle and upper emerald pools. That was nice but this trail was far busier than Angel's Landing. I think the warnings on Angel's Landing scares a lot of people away. We also made a drive over to Kolob on a very cold and windy day. It was 50 mph winds so we didn't hike that day.
In Bryce we hiked the Queen's Garden/Navajo Loop as soon as we got there. Holy Cow!!!!! What an incredible place. The next morning it was 26 degrees and 40 mph winds. We weren't prepared for that so it ended our hiking and we came home a day early by driving through Cotton Wood Canyon. There was a nice slot canyon there that we wanted to hike, but again....WAY to cold to hike in my shorts. Next time I will be more prepared for possible cold weather.
Silly me...I didn't know that Bryce was so high.
Over all, it was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back. Soon!
Thanks everyone for your kind suggestions.