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  1. Default Need Advice on Las Vegas to Yosemite Drive

    I will be in Las Vegas for a conference between December 6th and 8th. After that, I was planning on renting a car and driving to Yosemite from LV and just enjoying the general area for a week or so.

    1. In December is that drive feasible?
    2. Is Yosemite a good trip that time of year?
    3. Are there better destinations in the area I should consider.

    I like hiking, skiing and just a good general outdoor expirience.
    Let me know that you guys think.

    I'm from Missouri and really have no idea about what I'm getting into.

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

    Default Lots to look at here

    Welcome to the RTA forum!

    Tioga Pass will almost certainly be closed during your trip, so you won't be able to use the most direct route, you'll have to go around to the South, via Bakersfield.

    I think Yosemite is a wonderful place to visit any time of year, athough it looks like you'll be just a little too early to get in skiing there. The ski hill at Yosemite isn't scheduled to open until 12/15.

    If skiing is a priority, you might also consider going to the Lake Tahoe area instead.

    There are tons of threads about Vegas/Yosemite on the forum, so I'd look around a bit. This thread discusses going from Vegas to Skiing in Mammoth, which you might also think about.
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 10-04-2007 at 09:08 AM. Reason: added info

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Central California

    Default Lots of directions


    From Las Vegas you have lots of non-skiing choices:

    East - Grand Canyon National Park, Wupatki, Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater National Monuments, and Monument Valley

    Northeast - Bryce, Escalante, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks, and Valley of Fire State Park

    Northwest - Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks

    And those are just the close ones.

    So whichever direction you decide to go there is lots to see and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy any time of year.

    If you have your heart set on Yosemite, you should go. But get reservations soon because the lodges fill up quickly, even in winter.

    Craig Sheumaker
    co-author of the travel guide: America's Living History-The Early Years

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