2 of us have hired a car and are hoping to take the following route from 4-23 Feb LA - Las Vegas- Grand Canyon- San Fransisco- LA + national parks. We would be greatful for any tips about the most scenic routes, sights off route, relatively cheap accomodation, road and weather conditions, costs for parks etc. Is there accomodation in/near the Grand Canyon or do you have to drive out from Vegas? Can we go rafting at this time of the year? Are some of the passes closed? We have a GPS but should we also buy some good old fashioned maps? We would love to get the most out of our trip and would prefer cheap but comfortable accomodtion and save our money for the sights rather than staying in top hotels with all the facilities. However as we are 2 women we would also like to stay safe.
We would be grateful for any tips and suggestions.
Thanks in advance