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    Spending 3 nights in vegas in early november (fri, sat sun night) and would like to do a 1 day trip to the grand canyon... google has it at 4.5 hrs. There are 6 of us and we'd be renting a van to make the trip.

    Is it worth it to spend just a few hours at the canyon and is it a very interesting drive from vegas? Any advice would be great..


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    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

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    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    We really do not recommend the Grand Canyon as a day trip from Las Vegas.

    Google's times are extremely optimistic. If you can get there in 5 hours, you're doing very well, and once you factor in delays at the Hoover Dam and time to get into the park/find parking/etc, you'll have easily spent 6 or more hours in the car before you even have looked over the rim.

    Yes physically, it can be done, but you're looking at 12 horus in the car, to spend an hour or two at the rim - and its a very big place that deserves far more time than that.

    I will also note that November is about the shortest time of the year and you'll have the least amount of daylight to deal with.

    You'll be much better off if you break up your trip by spending the night at the Canyon or in Williams, AZ. If you leave for the Canyon in the morning, you could spend a quick half day there, spend the night in Williams, and make the trip home in the morning. That's really the quickest I would recomend for this trip.

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