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    Hello. We are flying into Phoenix on 8/22, with two daughters, ages 15 and 16. These are plans so far:
    Sat 8/22 Phoenix, spend night in Phoenix
    Sun 8/23 head to Jerome, Slide Rock State Park (natural water slide), and Sedona, spend night in Sedona
    Mon 8/24 head to Grand Canyon, south entrance, spend night at Thunderbird Lodge,
    Tues 8/25 exit via East entrance. Head to Monument Valley. Maybe four corners?
    Wed ??
    Thu spend night in Las Vegas
    Friday fly out of Vegas at 2pm
    Don't want to spend all day driving any day, a few hours each day would be great. Thought we would like to see Four Corners and Hoover Dam but after reading posts, not sure. Any suggestions after leaving GC on how to spend time between GC and Vegas and then best route to Vegas. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

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    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    If it were me, I think I'd continue your loop right around through Utah and head for Zion National Park. It would be a pretty easy drive from the Monument Valley and would set you up for just a couple hour drive back to Las Vegas. This route wouldn't take you over Hoover Dam, but if that is a priority, you could still just do it as a mini-trip directly from Las Vegas, as its only a half hour or so from the Strip.

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    Jul 2007
    South of England.

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    I would leave the Four corners and head from MV through Page to Zion NP as Michael suggested. Great park for some nice strolls through the canyon and Springdale is a nice town to spend an evening.

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    Aug 2008
    Live in SW England, Work in Dubai, Travel in USA


    I'll third the Zion recommendation and also add Bryce which is just up the road.

    There are some pictures of both (and indeed other places I stopped on a route similar to yours) in the trip report I have just completed in the reports thread of this forum.

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