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7-Day American Southwest Adventure Itinerary

The American Southwest has some of the most beautiful landscapes in North America.  From mountains, to desert, to canyons and breathtaking lakes, it really has it all.  There is so much to do and see in the American Southwest that it can sometimes get a little overwhelming trying to plan a trip to see it all.  Well, fear not, because we are here to help.

You could spend thousands of dollars to take a pre-arranged tour, but why spend lots of money to get pigeon-holed into a set itinerary and forced to explore on someone else’s timeline?  Instead, we have put together a series of rough itineraries and planning guides that you can use to plan your own trip to explore these beautiful landscapes.

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A view from Scout’s Lookout on the hike to Angel’s Landing in Zion National park.

In these guides, you will find a rough itinerary that we have designed to maximize what you can see in the allotted time for the trip.  In this guide, we set out a 7-day itinerary that brings you to some of the American Southwest’s most amazing places.  In this guide, you will find such things as the following:

  • How to prepare for your trip
  • Safety tips
  • How to get there
  • A rough itinerary on where to go and when
  • Recommendations for accomodations
  • Optional stops along the way
  • Plenty of travel guides for each location to help you maximize your time there

The beautiful thing about these guides is that what you ultimately do is up to you.  We give you a rough outline, along with plenty of options for you to use to make this trip the perfect trip for you, not for a large tour group.  So let’s get started!

Overview

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A view of sun rays shining into Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona.

We call this trip the express tour of the American Southwest.  If you only have a week to explore, this itinerary will help you touch on some of the most amazing places the Southwest has to offer.  Trust me when I say that you will never be wanting for adventure on this trip.

Itinerary

This trip will take you to four of the top national parks and monuments in the area of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.  The best part is, most of these places are very close to Las Vegas, Nevada, which makes it the perfect launching spot.

You will fly into Las Vegas, rent a car, and then start your adventure North to Zion National Park.  After spending a few days exploring this amazing piece of wilderness, you will move West to explore the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.  While there, you will get to see such beautiful spots as the Zebra Slot Canyon and Devil’s Garden.

If that isn’t enough, when you wake up the next morning you will get to adventure within Bryce Canyon National Park, which happens to be my favorite park in the US National Parks System.  You will be amazed at the beauty of the canyon and the surrounding area.

After a day of exploration you will turn your car South and head to Page, Arizona.  Page will be your base camp as you explore the gorgeous Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, which are two of the most popular features of the American Southwest.

Wrapping things up, you will drive back to Las Vegas for your return flight home.  Along the trip there are countless other treasures that you can choose to explore.  What you do on your trip is ultimately up to you!

  • Day 1 – Fly into Las Vegas and drive to Zion National Park.
  • Day 2 – Hike the Narrows (Zion)
  • Day 3 – Hike the West Rim Trail, Angel’s Landing, and Emerald Pools Trail (Zion)
  • Day 4 – Hike to Zebra Slot and hike Devil’s Garden (Grand Staircase)
  • Day 5 – Explore Bryce Canyon National Park and the surrounding area (Bryce)
  • Day 6 – Tour Antelope Canyon and view Horseshoe Bend (Glen Canyon)
  • Day 7 – Fly Home from Las Vegas

When to Take This Trip

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A view of Bryce Canyon after a fresh snow fall.

There are many factors that you must consider when taking any trip, and this trip is no different.  The factors you are going to want to most consider when planning any trip to the American Southwest are the weather and the crowds (as the American Southwest is a very popular tourist area).  I have outlined what you can expect as far as weather and crowds during each season of the year below.

Spring Months (March – May)

The Spring months are one of the best times to visit the American Southwest. During these months (especially during late April), the temperatures are pretty mild and the crowds are very low because it is still the off-season.  April is one of my favorite months to visit this area of the United States.

Summer Months (June – August)

If you like really hot weather and very big crowds, then the summer months are the perfect time to visit the American Southwest.  There really is never a bad time to visit this area of the United States because it is so beautiful, but if you have a choice, I would avoid the summer months.  The temperatures can be scolding hot and the crowds can make some of the more popular trails less enjoyable or even dangerous in some parks and public lands.

Fall Months (September – November)

Like the spring months, the fall months are another ideal time to visit the American Southwest.  The temperatures are usually pretty mild (especially in late September and early October) and the crowds have usually started to lighten.  Along with the month of April in the spring, the month of September is another of my favorite months to visit this area of the United States.

Winter Months (December – February)

The winter can be beautiful in the American Southwest, as some of these areas do get snow and it looks absolutely beautiful on the red rock of the area.  However, the winter can also mean more dangerous trail conditions in some of the area’s national parks and public lands.

Sandstone tends to get very slick, especially when covered with ice and snow.  The temperatures can also be very cool during this time of year, especially at night.  If you do decide to visit in the winter, you will benefit from not having many other people around, but you will have to deal with more dangerous trail conditions and cool temperatures.

Route Overview

The route you will be taking has been designed to minimize the amount of driving that you will be doing each day, while maximizing the amount of fun thing things you will be doing and beautiful things you will be seeing.

You will fly into Las Vegas, Nevada, then make your way North to Zion National Park.  You will stay near Zion for a few days as you explore this amazing national Park before heading further East to Bryce Canyon National Park.

You will set up your base camp near Bryce Canyon National Park so that you can explore the park and the slot canyons of the nearby Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument over the next few days.  Finally, you will head South to the Page, Arizona area and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

While staying in Page, you will get to see some of the area’s treasures, such as Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon.  There is so much to see and do in this area that you have an almost endless number of side excursions you can take.  When you are all done, you will drive back to Las Vegas and make your way home.

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Pre-Trip Preparation

Long before you board the plane to Las Vegas, there are some things that you will want to make sure you take care of to prepare for your trip.  To help you coordinate and plan, we have compiled a list of things to do and things to bring below.

  • You will need to book accommodations near Zion National Park for nights 1 and 2 (you will find recommendations in this guide).
  • Book accommodations near Bryce Canyon National Park for night 3 and 4 (you will find recommendations in this guide).
  • Accommodations near Page, Arizona will be needed for nights 5 and 6 (you will find recommendations in this guide).
  • You will want to book your tour for Antelope Canyon at least a month in advance.
  • If you want to include a stop at The Wave in your trip, you will need a permit to do that hike.  You will want to obtain your permit at least 4 months in advance.
  • If you want to add a stop at Rainbow Bridge to your trip, you will want to book that boat tour at least a month in advance.
  • You are going to want to reserve gear for your Narrows Hike at Zion National Park at least a month in advance (preferably 3 months in advance).
  • You will want to bring layers of clothing to wear.  It can get really hot in the day time, and quite chilly at night.
  • You will want to bring sun screen and sunglasses, especially if you are visiting in the summer months.
  • You are going to definitely need to bring proper hiking boots.  Some of the hikes outlined in this itinerary can be dangerous without the proper footwear.
  • You are going to want to bring water bottles, a camel pack (with water bladder), or some other way of carrying plenty of water as you hike.
  • Make sure you save offline maps of the areas you will be exploring on your phone as several of these areas are remote and don’t have reliable cell service.  This is especially true for the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.

Day 1 – Fly into Las Vegas

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A view of the Hoover Dam at sunset.

Itinerary

Day one is pretty low key.  You will fly into Las Vegas, do some sight-seeing around the city, and then hit the road and head North towards Zion National Park.  The drive is just shy of 3 hours and is a very scenic drive.

  • Drive to Zion National Park (159 miles – 2 hrs 45 min)
  • Pick up your gear for the Narrows hike the following day.  Most of the time you can pick up your gear the night before, which will allow you to get to the park early the next morning and beat the crowds (as well as find a parking spot).

Maps

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Optional Stops

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The beautiful Valley of the Fire State Park.

If you have some extra time, you can go a bit out of your way to see the Hoover Dam.  It will add another hour onto your drive, but it really is worth it.  So is the stunningly beautiful Valley of the Fire State Park, which is on your way to Zion National Park.

  • Hoover Dam (adds 67 miles – 1 hr 15 minutes of driving).
  • Valley of the Fire State Park (adds 31 miles – 40 minutes of driving).

Visitor Guides

To help make sure your trip is a success, you can find more detailed information on the destinations you will see on Day 1 in the visitor guides listed below.

Travel-1733 Hoover Dam Visitor’s Guide
Travel-1733 Valley of the Fire State Park

Lodging Options

You will want to make some arrangements for accommodations near Zion National Park for two nights, as you will be checking out on Day 3.  I have included some hotel options for you below, but there is always the option of staying in the park (if you plan far enough ahead) as well.  The Zion Lodge and The Watchman Campground are both fun options that are located within the park boundaries.

Photo Gallery

Below are some pictures of what you can expect to see on day one.  Between Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam, there are some amazing things that you are going to see.


Day 2 – Zion:  The Narrows

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The Narrows hike in Zion National Park is one of the most beautiful and unique hikes in the entire US National Park System.

Itinerary

On Day 2 you will get to start exploring one of the most popular national parks in the United States (it is actually the 5th most visited park).  I strongly recommend that you you do the Narrows hike on the first day, because you are not going to want to have to worry about returning your gear on the way out of town on Day 3.

Hopefully you were able to pick up your gear the night before, as I also strongly recommend that you get to Zion National Park early in the morning.  The available parking spots at the visitor center fill up fast and if you don’t get a spot you will have to park in Springdale and take a bus to the park.

After the Narrows hike, you can use the remainder of your day to explore some other hikes or some of the amazing state parks in area, but make sure you get some rest as you will be doing the infamous Angel’s Landing hike on Day 3.

  • Hike the Narrows Trail in Zion National Park – (expect this hike to take between 4-6 hours, depending on how far you want to go).

Maps

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Optional Stops

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A view of Snow Canyon State Park.

In addition to all of the amazing things to see and do inside Zion National Park, there are also some pretty amazing places in the surrounding area that are worth exploring.  I have included two stunning state parks that are worth exploring that can be used as optional stops if you have some extra time.

  • Sand Hollow State Park (32 miles – 45 minute drive from Zion National Park).
  • Snow Canyon State Park (50 miles – 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Zion National Park).

Visitor Guides

Before you head off and start exploring, I strongly recommend you take a look at the visitor guides for the parks I suggested.  You will find all of the information you need on what to expect and how to get the most out of your visit to these beautiful places in these guides.

Travel-1733 Zion National Park Visitor’s Guide
Travel-1733 Sand Hollow State Park
Travel-1733 Snow Canyon State Park

Photo Gallery

Zion National Park and the surrounding area has some of the most beautiful and extreme landscapes in the United States.  Below is a gallery of some of the things you can expect to see on Day 2 of your trip.


Day 3 – Zion:  Angel’s Landing

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The beginning of the infamous Angel’s Landing hike in Zion National Park.

Itinerary

You will need to get a lot of good rest the night before because today you will hike one of the most famous trails in the entire United States National Park System.  You are going to want to make sure that you are at the park bright and early as you do not want to hike this trail when it gets overly crowded.  The earlier you arrive at the park the better.

Please be aware, this hike absolutely fantastic, but it is not for everyone.  It is extremely challenging and can be dangerous.  I would strongly suggest you read my Visitor’s Guide to Zion National Park (linked in the Visitor Guide’s section below) before setting out to hike this trail.  You are going to want to make sure you understand what you are getting yourself into and be sure you are prepared.

Depending on when you get finished with the Angel’s Landing hike, you may have some time to explore other areas of Zion National Park or you might want to head straight for Bryce Canyon National Park, where you will spend the night.  There are some other attractions near Bryce Canyon National Park that I have listed as optional stops below.  If you get done at Zion early enough, you might want to check those out before checking into your hotel for the night.

  • Hike the infamous Angel’s Landing trail at Zion National Park – (expect this hike to take between 4-6 hours, depending on the crowds.  This is a hike that you do not want to rush for your safety and for the safety of others on the trail).
  • Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park (roughly a 1 hr and 24 minute drive).

Maps

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Optional Stops

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The beautiful Red Canyon, which is just outside Bryce Canyon National Park.

Depending on when you get finished at Zion National Park, you might want to head straight for the Bryce Canyon area as there is plenty to do and see in that area.  Below I have listed just a few of my favorite places to see around Bryce Canyon that can be used as optional stops on your trip.

  • Kodachrome Basin State Park (will add 41 miles – 56 minutes to your drive).
  • Red Canyon (this stop will add no distance to your drive).
  • Escalante Petrified Forest State Park (will add 91 miles – 1 hour and 41 minutes to your drive).

Visitor Guides

In order to give you all of the information that you need to make sure you plan your trip successfully, I have linked to my Visitor’s Guide to Zion National Park (as well as visitor guides to the optional stops I have provided) below for your review.  You will find everything you need to make your visit to these beautiful places a success in these resources.

Travel-1733 Zion National Park Visitor’s Guide
Travel-1733 Kodachrome Basin State Park
Travel-1733 Red Canyon
Travel-1733 Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Lodging Options

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The lobby of the famous Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn near Bryce Canyon.

There are a lot of really great places to stay in the Bryce Canyon area, but the Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn has to be my all-time favorite.  For one, the inn has a ton of historical significance to Bryce Canyon National Park.  It also is located in a prime location, being just a 5-minute drive from the heart of Bryce Canyon National Park.

If you are looking to stay in the park, there are a few options available to you.  The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is very nice, but is also on the spendier side and requires planning well in advance to get a reservation.  There are also a few campgrounds inside Bryce Canyon if you would prefer to spend your nights in the beautiful wilderness.

To give you an idea of what lodging options are available in the area and how much they might cost, I have compiled the list of accommodations below.  In addition to the options I listed above, there is no shortage of lodging near Bryce Canyon to choose from.

Photo Gallery

The Angel’s Landing hike is one of the most breathtaking hikes available in the US National Park System.  I have included some photos of what you might expect to see on this hike, as well as some of what you can expect to see on the beautiful drive from Zion to Bryce Canyon in the photo gallery below.


Day 4 – Grand Staircase – Escalante NM

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The entrance to Zebra Slot Canyon in the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.

Itinerary

On Day 4 you are going to explore one of the most remote and untamed regions in the continental United States.  A region that still has large stretches of untouched land to this day.  I am speaking of the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.  You will spend much of today exploring some of the most popular hikes and features of this beautiful landscape.

The Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument is just a short drive from Bryce Canyon National Park, so you will be using your hotel near Bryce Canyon as your launching spot to explore the Grand Staircase.  You will want to make sure you are up early to start exploring as there is much to see and the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument covers a very large area.

  • Drive to the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument (You will be driving to the Hole-in-the-Rock road, which begins just outside of Escalante, Utah.  Escalante is roughly 46 miles – 55 minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park.  I would suggest getting up early to make sure you have a full day to explore.).
  • Hike the Zebra and Tunnel Slot Trail (this hike will take you between 4-6 hours to complete, depending on how fast you hike and if you hike both slots).
  • Visit Devil’s Garden (Devil’s Garden is very close to the Zebra Slot trail head and won’t take you too much time to view.  I would plan on spending around an hour exploring Devil’s Garden).
  • Return to your hotel near Bryce Canyon.  At the end of the day you will return to your hotel near Bryce Canyon National Park.

Maps

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Optional Stops

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A view of Lower Calf Creek Falls.

If you are looking for some additional things to see in the Grand Staircase – Escalante area that are near the Zebra\Tunnel slots and Devil’s Garden, I have compiled some optional stops for you to consider below.

  • Lower Calf Creek Falls (an additional 19 miles – 30 minutes of driving)
  • Escalante Natural Bridge (an additional 16 miles – 24 minutes of driving)
  • Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Gulch Slot Canyons (an additional 20 miles – 40 minutes of driving)

Visitor Guides

The Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument is a big area with a lot of things to see and do.  To ensure that you are able to make your visit as successful as possible, I have included a number of resources for the spots I have highlighted in my itinerary for you below.  Everything you need to explore these beautiful landscapes is included in these resources.

Travel-1733 Guide to Zebra Slot Canyon in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument
Travel-1733 Guide to Devil’s Garden in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument
Travel-1733 Escalante Natural Bridge
Travel-1733 Lower Calf Creek Falls
Travel-1733 Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Gulch Slots

Photo Gallery

The Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument encompasses some of the most remote and wild areas of the continental United States.  It is a beautiful landscape that everyone should see in their lifetime.  Below is a gallery of some of the things you can expect to see on this day as you explore this beautiful area.


Day 5 – Bryce Canyon National Park

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The stunning Bryce Canyon National Park.

Itinerary

Day 5 of your trip is all about Bryce Canyon National Park.  Bryce Canyon is one of my favorite national parks because of its beauty and the bounty of fun things to do inside and around the park.  You can spend the day exploring some of the park’s many breathtaking hiking paths, rent some mountain bikes and explore the Bryce Canyon area by bike, or take a horseback riding excursion within the park.  For those who are adventurous, there are also helicopter tours over Bryce Canyon and the surrounding area.

I would reserve a good portion of your day to exploring within the park, as there are many beautiful viewpoints and  hiking paths that are worth exploring.  The hiking generally isn’t as strenuous as the hikes in Zion National Park, so if you didn’t feel comfortable hiking as much in Zion, this is a good chance to get some good hiking in.

At the end of the day today, you will be heading South to Page, Arizona for the night.  It is roughly a 2 hour and 30 minute drive to Page, so make sure you don’t get too late of a start.  You will be driving thru some absolutely beautiful landscapes, so the drive should go by fairly quickly.

  • Visit Bryce Canyon National Park.  I would plan on spending the entire day in the park, with some optional side excursions available.  There are a number of really great hikes in the park and opportunities to do some mountain biking and horseback riding within the park and the surrounding area.
  • Drive to Page, Arizona at the end of the day.  You will be staying in Page, Arizona on this night and then waking up early the next day to explore Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and some of the other treasures of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Maps

If you are going to venture outside of Bryce Canyon National Park for some side excursion, please be aware that navigating around the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument can be challenging because the area is so remote.  I would strongly suggest that you keep offline maps on your phone as you will frequently be without cell service.

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After spending the day exploring Bryce Canyon, you will head South to Page, Arizona for the night.  This is a very scenic 2 hr and 30 minute drive thru some absolutely beautiful country.

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Optional Stops

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A view of the Long Canyon Slot in the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

If you are looking for some additional things to do outside of Bryce Canyon National Park, there are plenty of options in the surrounding area.  I have listed a few options that are relatively near by for you to consider below.

  • Anasazi Indian State Park (76 miles – 1 hr 35 minute drive from Bryce Canyon)
  • Long Canyon Slot (86 miles – 2 hr drive from Bryce Canyon)

Visitor Guides

In order to make sure your visit to the Bryce Canyon area is as fun and as memorable as possible, I have provided visitor guides to Bryce Canyon and some attractions in the surrounding area for you to view below.  You will find all of the information you need to explore these beautiful landscapes in these guides.

Travel-1733 Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor’s Guide
Travel-1733 Guide to Long Canyon Slot in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument
Travel-1733 Anasazi State Park Museum

Lodging Options

After you have explored the Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase – Escalante area, you will head South to Page, Arizona for the night.  In order to assist you in finding accommodations, I have compiled a list of hotels in the Page, Arizona area for you to review below.

Photo Gallery

The Bryce Canyon area is unlike any other area in the United States.  This high plateau with beautiful canyons and incredible rock formations is something to behold.  Below is a gallery of some of the things you can expect to see while in Bryce Canyon National Park and the surrounding area.


Day 6 – Glen Canyon Recreation Area

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The beautiful Horseshoe Bend.

Itinerary

Day 6 will be your last full day exploring, and it may just be the best day of the whole trip.  Today you will explore the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and some of the amazing landscapes in-and-around that area.  You will see the beautiful Antelope Canyon, which is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the American Southwest.  You will also get to see the famed Horseshoe Bend, which is so picturesque that even pictures cannot do it justice.

There are so many things to see and do in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, that you can spend an entire vacation exploring the area and not see everything.  In addition to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, I have also included some other popular attractions in the area that you might want to work into your trip.

  • Take a tour of Antelope Canyon (Try and schedule your tour for mid-day, as the light is best entering the canyon around this time.  I would expect the whole tour to take between 2-3 hours.).
  • View Horseshoe Bend  (Horseshoe Bend is only a short drive South from Page, Arizona, and the hike to see it is less than a mile, so this should be easy to fit in either before or after you take your tour of Antelope Canyon).
  • Drive back to Las Vegas.  If you want to book a later flight on Day 7, you can always choose to stay an extra night in Page.  Otherwise, you will want to drive back to Las Vegas on Night 6 so that you can catch an earlier flight home on Day 7.

Maps

There is so much to see and do in the Glen Canyon area that you can spend weeks here and not see everything.  Below is a map of the locations of some of the spots I recommend in the area in relation to Page, Arizona.

Please note, the Rainbow Bridge National Monument is primarily accessible by boat tour on Lake Powell.  You can access it by hiking, but it is a very long hike.  For more information, please consult my Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Visitor’s Guide linked below.

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The drive back to Las Vegas from Page Arizona isn’t a short one, so you will want to be conscious of your time and not leave too late.  There is an alternate route to the South (via Highway 40) that takes you by the Grand Canyon, but that route is longer and there isn’t enough time in this itinerary for the Grand Canyon.  I will be including the Grand Canyon in a longer itinerary that I will be developing in the coming weeks.

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Optional Stops

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The Rainbow Bridge National Monument in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

You are probably tired of hearing me say this by now, but there really is so much to see and do in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and surrounding areas.  Below are just some of my favorite spots that you can choose to work into your itinerary.

  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument (The Rainbow Bridge National Monument is primarily accessible via a boat tour.  These boat tours are incredible, but do take a while.  I would plan for the tour taking between 4-6 hours.  You will want to make sure you reserve your spot on a tour well in advance of your trip).
  • Lone Rock Beach (The Lone Rock Beach is one of my favorite spots in Glen Canyon.  It is such a beautiful beach.  There is a cost for entry, but it is well worth it if you want to sit by the lake, do some kayaking, or even spend a night under the stars).
  • The Wave (The Wave is an absolutely incredible hike, but it is also one of the toughest hikes in the US National Park System to get a permit to.  If you want to complete this hike, make sure you apply for your permit at least 4 months in advance.  Otherwise, your only hope is to show up the day of and enter the permit lottery.  I would expect to spend between 4-6 hours to complete this hike).
  • Alstrom Point (If you are looking for an epic view of Lake Powell, then Alstrom Point is your spot.  The viewpoint is absolutely sublime, but it is also very difficult to get to.  You will need to traverse roughly 20 miles of pretty rough gravel road to get to Alstrom Point.  If you don’t feel up to that, then Lone Rock Beach has some pretty great views as well).
  • Glen Canyon Dam (The Glen Canyon Dam is a really cool sight to behold.  You can get really close and even take a trail across the top of the dam.  If you do decide to stop by and see the dam, make sure you also check out the Carl Hayden Visitor Center.  They have some really cool displays.)

Visitor Guides

In order to make sure your visit to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is a success, I have included a number of visitor guides and resources for you to use below.  Everything you need to know to make your visit a success should be found within these guides.

Travel-1733 Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Travel-1733 Lone Rock Beach
Travel-1733 Alstrom Point
Travel-1733 Glen Canyon Dam
Travel-1733 The Wave Hike

Lodging Options

After you drive back to Las Vegas, you are going to want to have a hotel room for the night as you will be flying home in the morning.  You can always choose to stay on the strip, and if you have time I would highly recommend that.  However, I have included a list of hotels by the airport for you to view below in case you want to just get some rest before your flight home.

Photo Gallery

The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is an amazing area to explore.  There are a ton of beautiful things to see and fun things to do in the area.  Below is a gallery of some of the amazing things you can expect to see as you start exploring this amazing landscape.


Day 7 – Fly Home

Itinerary

On Day 7, your fantastic trip comes to an end and it is time to head home.  If you chose to stay in Page, Arizona for an extra night, then you will be driving back to Las Vegas to catch an afternoon or evening flight.  If you chose to drive back to Vegas on the evening of Day 6, then you can check out Las Vegas until your flight leaves today.

Maps

If you chose to stay in Page, Arizona for an extra night, then you will be driving back to Las Vegas this morning to catch a flight.   The drive back to Las Vegas from Page Arizona isn’t a short one, so you will want to be conscious of your time and not leave too late.  There is an alternate route to the South (via Highway 40) that takes you by the Grand Canyon, but that route is longer and there isn’t enough time in this itinerary for the Grand Canyon.  I will be including the Grand Canyon in a longer itinerary that I will be developing in the coming weeks.

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