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    Default From LA to Grand Canyon to Las Vegas-help

    We want to see the Grand Canyon, we`re going from LA. What is the shortest route when the end is Las Vegas?
    Can you see the Grand Canyon from Lake Mead?

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The shortest route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with a stop at the Grand Canyon is to take I-15 north out of L.A. and then I-40 east to Williams, AZ. From there go north on AZ-64 to the Canyon. That is a full day's drive (500 miles) so you should plan on spending the night in Williams or Tusayan, which is just outside the park's southern entrance, seeing the Canyon the next morning (at sunrise if possible) and then heading to Las Vegas the next day by backtracking to Williams and I-40 west and then taking US-93 north into Las Vegas. And no, you can't see the Grand Canyon from Lake Mead.


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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

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    Hi, I presume you are not hoping to see G/C and get to Vegas in a day from L/A ? It can't be done.

    Depending on the time you have at the Canyon I would like to add a suggestion to Buck's.

    Rather than back tracking directly to Williams you can drive along the Desert view drive [AZ 64] where there are many viewpoints including the old watchtower and then leave by the East entrance and head South on the 89 to Flagstaff and back through Williams and onto Vegas.

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