Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1

    Default Las Vegas & Grand Canyon

    We are planning to visit Las Vegas (including Hoover dam) & Grand Canyon region for about 6 days. We will be flying in from Boston to Vegas on 13th Jun,Wed and will be heading back to Boston on the morning of 19th Jun, Tue. We would like to spend most of the time in Grand Canyon.

    Can anyone suggest the places that cannot be missed while in Grand Canyon? Also, can I plan to visit more places in addition to Vegas and Grand canyon?

    Thanks you.

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


    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    The Grand Canyon itself really is the must see, which means the best bet is to see as much of it as you can by looking at as many of the different viewpoints within the National Park as you can.

    Are you planning to visit both rims?

    Of course, there are tons of other things you could work into your trip, places like Zion and Bryce Canyon NPs in Utah, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, or the Sodona area to name a few of the more popular options. You can also check out these other daytrip ideas from vegas.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default The 'Grand loop'.

    If you are not planning on spending much time in Vegas I would certainly consider doing the 'Grand loop'. This could include many of the places mentioned by Michael above and you won't cover the same ground twice, giving you new views at every turn. Head north from Vegas to Zion NP, which is a lovley park to spend a little time at and stroll through the canyon and along the Virgin River. After stopping here you can head through Page AZ [Lake Powell/Antelope canyon towards the South rim of the GC, or go to the North rim. Bryce canyon and Monmument Valley are both detours from the main route and whether or not you do one of them or both, will come down to how much time you want to spend at the canyon [and Vegas?].

    Near the South rim east entrance [Desert view drive] there is Cameron Trading Post which imo, is worth a quick stop to look around the store and get some food. Further south on 89 is Sunset Crater. Heading back to Vegas via the Hoover dam would give you the opportunity to drive along part of old route 66 through Seligman and caheck out 'the '66 towns of Williams and Kingman as well.

    One example could look like this; Day 1 ] Drive to Zion NP. Day 2] Explore Zion go to Page. Day 3] Page to Monument Valley? [Stay MV , Kayenta or Cameron trading post [nearest to GC]. Day 4 and 5 Grand canyon. Day 6] Back to Vegas via Hoover Dam.

    If you wanted a more time in one place you could simply head to Zion for a night [or two] and then drive direct to the GC [or Cameron ]and then spend more time at the GC and nearby.

Similar Threads

  1. San Fran/Yosemite/Kings Canyon/Vegas/Grand Canyon
    By SMV in forum Spring RoadTrips
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 08-12-2012, 03:28 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-17-2011, 07:55 AM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-22-2011, 02:49 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-29-2010, 07:29 AM
  5. San Diego -> las vegas -> Grand canyon -> Bryce/ antelope canyon --> SD
    By satheesht in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-12-2009, 02:27 AM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  • Find the Perfect Hotel
    Search RoadTrip Motels
    Enter city name