I've got a trip coming up where I'm starting in Las Vegas, going to the Grand Canyon, and then on to Zion Nat'l Park. Looking at maps, I'm wondering what the best route is to get from the Grand Canyon (South Rim) to the southwest corner of Zion (Springdale). I'll be starting my drive around 5pm, so I'm hoping to get to my hotel in Springdale sooner rather than later.
Looks like the most direct route is travelling east on Hwy 64, then Hwy 89 north, Hwy 89-Alt through Jacob Lake, rejoining Hwy 89, and then going through the south end of Zion. What worries me is that the roads around Jacob Lake and in Zion look like they're zig-zagging roads that could take quite a while to get through.
Is this the quickest route, or is there a better way?