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  1. Default Suggestion for a 5 day road trip from San Marcos California via grand canyon

    We are planning for a 5 day car trip from San Marcos, California. First in our itinerary is the Grand Canyon, probably stay there for a night and don't know where to go next. Have been to Las Vegas, and the Hoover dam already and would like to see other attractions. Any suggestion would be much appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Southern California


    Welcome to RTA! Nice to see another San Diego County resident on the forums!

    Let's see...Grand Canyon is a full day's drive from here, a good 10-12 hours depending on the route you choose and the traffic level. See the Canyon the next day. You could also do up Joshua Tree National Park, or Sedona (AZ), or Lake Havasu (where the London Bridge is located, over the Colorado River), or Sunset Crater National Monument....too many choices for a 5-day trip!

    Do you have maps, or an atlas? Paper ones, not the kind on your GPS/phone/computer. If not, you can buy an atlas at Walmart, Camping World, or a bookstore, locally. If you are a member of AAA, drive over to the Escondido office and ask for California and Arizona maps. There will be loads of things listed on those maps that I haven't mentioned.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Agreed

    There is no shortage of sites to visit on a loop between San Marcos and the Grand Canyon. Besides the excellent suggestions that Donna has made, there's Mojave National Preserve, Tuzigoot National Monument, the town of Jerome, Yuma Territorial Prison, and others. While also in the Flagstaff area are the Museum of Northern Arizona, Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monuments, and Lowell Observatory. Enjoy making your choices!


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