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  1. Default las vegas to yellowstone and back

    for our honeymoon we are planning a 3 week roadtrip from vegas to yellowstone and back. Have already booked the flights and rented an rv, just wanted some tips on the best things to see along the drive, zion np, bryce canyon np etc? Would be greatful of any advice and reccomendations of things to see and do.
    Thanks is advance

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    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Plenty of time !

    And a few, of many suggestions.

    Congratulations on your up coming wedding and Hello and welcome to the R.T.A. forums !

    With 3 weeks to explore options in between, or close to your chosen points gives you plenty of choice, especially as there is less than 800 miles between the two.

    You have already mentioned Zion and Bryce canyon, and yes they are spectacular and worth visiting. You might want to consider heading South from Vegas and over the Hoover dam on the 93 to Kingman and then head for the Grand canyon along I-40 and 64 into the park. You could take a detour on an original part of route '66 from Kingman for some of the little towns that survive on there memorabilia shops and diners.
    From the GC you can leave by the East entrance [64] and head North on 89 through Page to Bryce and Zion NP, or you could visit GC North rim between these two.
    From here you can either head up I-15 through Salt Lake and past Bear lake on the 89 and into Yellowstone through the Grand Tetons or you could make a detour from Bryce on Scenic 12 through Escalante and to the 24 to Capitol Reef NP, through Hanksville to Green river [I-70].

    Some places of interest on this route could include Arches NP, and then on the 191 Dinosaur NM, Flaming Gorge to Green river WY, and then onto the Tetons and Yellowstone. Heading up one way and back the other makes a sensible option.

    This is the National parks website that will give you lots of info on the parks and links to camping. The NPS campsites are in great surroundings but get booked up early in season so it's advisable to book in advance if you wish to do so. Also if you are going to visit more than 4 parks it usually works out cheaper to buy an annual pass, which allows you to enter all parks and fed lands as many times as you want for a year for just $80. You can purchase this at the gate of the first park you visit.

    Have a good look around the forums and road trip planning pages for ideas and when you start piecing your trip together ask questions as you need to and we can help you put it all together.

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