i'm planning a trip from las vegas to los angeles; renting a car and driving parts of Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, etc. -- has anyone done this? hostels in the area? safe for a woman to do alone? thanks
As safe as any other road trip!
We have just posted a new section about solo roadtripping that you might find helpful: (http://www.roadtripamerica.com/tips/solo.htm) There is also a link for the hostel association under the Couples Tips (see the mainmenu.htm)
Driving time from Las Vegas to LA is about 4.5 hours. If you add on side trips to Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, etc. it will take 3-4 additional days. But those places are not to be missed!