I've been trolling around the forum for a while and finally decided to join up. Lots of useful info, thanks everyone!
FYI ~ I love to drive and have been on a few road trips in the past. My favourite so far has to be the Rocky Mountains in Alberta & BC, and my craziest has to be the long weekend to Key Largo, Florida from Ontario, Canada! ~ Left Thursday night, back Monday afternoon.... co-driver and I weren't speaking by the end of it :0)
I'm planning a 5 day solo-road trip as part of a 10 day trip to Vegas in late October and was wondering if I could get your opinion on my itinerary. (It's going to be just me and my camera) My route is fairly close to the 4-day route posted on the Favourites forum, a few modifications, plus it's reversed.
Day One ~ Las Vegas, NV to Kanab, UT via Valley of Fire & Zion National Park
Day Two ~ Kanab, UT to Page, UT with day trip to North Rim
Day Three ~ Page, UT to South Rim with optional day trip to Sunset Crater & loop
Day Four ~ South Rim to Kingman, AZ via Historical Route 66
Day Five ~ Kingman, AZ to Las Vegas, NV via Mojave National Preserve
I think that my biggest concern is Day 2 with the trip to the North Rim. Given that the visitor's centre seems to closed starting mid-October, I'm fairly sure it will have just closed when I'm on my way there. How concerned should I be about this? especially since it will be just me.
Also, since it will just be me I was thinking of renting a compact car to help save on gas.... any concerns with this idea?
Thanks in advance!
p.s. incase it you are wondering I'm planning 2 nights in Vegas before and 3-4 nights after.