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    We are planning an 8-9 day trip from Seattle to Lake Mead and will be towing a 19' boat behind. 3 kids, aged 6-12. We are renting a Houseboat on Lake Mead for 4 days and hope to see the grand canyon for a day-trip on the front or back-end of the lake trip.
    Q: Any ideas on which houseboat company to use?
    Q: Any hints on what are "must see" stops on the way down or back?
    Q: Best way to see the Grand Canyon on a day-trip?
    Thanks!

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    Default Welcome!

    Welcome to the RoadTrip America Forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rarin' to go View Post
    Q: Any hints on what are "must see" stops on the way down or back?
    Did you have any thoughts about what route you would be taking to get to Lake Mead?
    Q: Best way to see the Grand Canyon on a day-trip?
    The Grand Canyon South rim is about 275 miles one-way from Lake Mead, so you'd be looking at about 9-10 hours of driving round-trip, plus the time taken to see the Canyon You could go to the West Rim in Hualapai, but time wise I don't think there is too much difference.

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    Default A lot of ground to cover.

    Hi,

    Is the 8-9 day trip including your time at Lake Mead or 12-13 days in total ?
    Travelling there and back with only short stops for food,gas and bathroom breaks will be 4-5 full days of travel, leaving little time for much else. As Tim mentioned the Grand canyon is another full days travel there and back and will leave little time to explore the place. I would recommend an overnight there [if the budget can stretch] or have a day out in Zion NP or Death valley.

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