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  1. Default Aloha... Need advice

    My boyfriend are visiting family in gilroy ca and San franscisco. We want to visit the grand canyon and las Vegas. We would like to do the step out at the grand canyon but have no idea where to start and which routes would be the best time and scenic wise? Any suggestions on routes or other things to see on the way?

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    Hi Biaaco2,

    We would like to do the step out at the grand canyon
    Are you referring to the Grand Canyon Skywalk If so, this is pretty pricy and you have to drive on a dirt road to get there. If you have a rental car, that might not be allowed. Here is more information on the SkyWalk Note, this is Grand Canyon West on Indian land and not part of the Grand Canyon National Park.

    How much time do you have for this trip? It's important to know so we can help.

    Utahtea

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    We only have 3-5 days then headed to Texas from las vegas

  4. Default San Fran to Vegas maybe grand canyon on to Texas? Helllp!

    Need any advice you can offer. Currently in San Francisco and only have 3-5 days to do Vegas then head on to Texas.

    Moderator Note: Please don't create Multiple Threads about the Same Trip or Repeatedly ask the same questions.
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 07-08-2011 at 12:27 AM.

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    are you flying from Vegas to Texas, or are you driving?

    So were you planning to actually visiting Grand Canyon National Park, or is the skywalk what you had in mind? The two locations are about a 4 hour drive apart.

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    We only have 3-5 days then headed to Texas from las vegas
    San Francisco to Las Vegas is about 560 miles and can be done in one long day of driving.

    Not sure if you wanted to visit the Grand Canyon West where the Skywalk is or the South Rim which is in the Grand Canyon National Park.

    Las Vegas to the S. Rim of the Grand Canyon is about 275 miles and can be done in a little over 4 hours which would give you time to visit the canyon that afternoon.

    Do you have 3 - 5 days to spend in Las Vegas and Grand Canyon or do you have to be somewhere in Texas by the end of the 5th day?

    Texas is a BIG state! Where in Texas do you have to be in 3 - 5 days?

    Grand Canyon to El Paso, TX is 575 miles and could be done in one long day.
    Grand Canyon to Houston, TX is 1225 miles and you would need at least long days of driving.

    It would really help if we had more information.

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    We are driving from Sam Fran to san antonio/austin area in Texas. We have 3-5 days to do Vegas/grand canyon. We need to be in Texas around the 12th-13th for a family reunion. We wanted to di the skywalk but also not sure if possible w/time constraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biaaco2 View Post
    We are driving from Sam Fran to san antonio/austin area in Texas. We have 3-5 days to do Vegas/grand canyon. We need to be in Texas around the 12th-13th for a family reunion. We wanted to di the skywalk but also not sure if possible w/time constraints.
    San Francisco to San Antonio, TX the fastest route is a little over 1,700 miles which can be done in 3 days of just driving.

    San Francisco, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon S. Rim to San Antonio, TX is almost 2000 miles with 4 days of driving and not much time for siteseeing.

    July 9th: You could make it to Las Vegas for the night.
    July 10th: You could do either the Skywalk or S. Rim of the Grand Canyon and spend the night in Flagstaff, AZ.
    July 11th and 12th you would have to drive about 600 miles each day to reach San Antonio by the end of the day on the 12th.

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    South Rim highly recommended over the West Rim. The West Rim is not in the NP, it's on Indian lands, it's expensive (about $75 per person including a Skywalk ticket), and the road in is not paved so you can't take a rental car. The Skywalk is just a gimmick in my opinion, you aren't even allowed to carry a camera or a cell phone onto it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    South Rim highly recommended over the West Rim. The West Rim is not in the NP, it's on Indian lands, it's expensive (about $75 per person including a Skywalk ticket), and the road in is not paved so you can't take a rental car. The Skywalk is just a gimmick in my opinion, you aren't even allowed to carry a camera or a cell phone onto it.
    I agree with glc!

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