Las Vegas - Grand Canyon South Rim - Monument Valley - Page (423 miles)
In the morning, we will leave Las Vegas. As we make our way to the Grand Canyon, we will pass Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. When we arrive at the Grand Canyon's South Rim, we will head to Mather Point, Yavapai Point and the Desert View Watchtower. Then, we will head to Monument Valley Tribal Park. Later on, we will spend the night in Page, AZ.
Grand Canyon, AZ
Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years.
Grand Canyon South Rim
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon attracts over 5 million visitors each year and by far is the most visited side of the Canyon. As with all sides of the Canyon, the South Rim features astounding views of what took Mother Nature millions and millions of years to create.
Mather Point is a popular stop along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, providing an exquisite overlook of the vast and expansive natural wonder below.
One of many impressive lookout points at the Grand Canyon, Yavapai Point has an observation station and a museum dedicated to the geology of the canyon.
Desert View is one of the major lookout points along Desert View Drive, a road that follows the South Rim of the Grand Canyon through the Grand Canyon Village area.
Monument Valley Tribal Park, UT
Monument Valley in Arizona is home to exquisite desert scenery and immense geological formations that can be seen for miles around. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn in Page or similar
Page - Antelope Canyon - Bryce Canyon - Zion National Park - Las Vegas (303 miles)
Our first activity of the day is an optional hike to Horseshoe Bend, which takes about 20 minutes each way. Next, we will tour Antelope Canyon in a covered, off-road vehicle lead by a Navajo Guide. After that, we will drive to the Glen Canyon Dam. If time permits, we will stop briefly to look at the spectacular canyons around Lake Powell. On our way to Kanab, we will pass the Grand Staircase Escalante Monument. From Kanab, we will drive through Utah's backcountry on our way to Bryce Canyon, followed by Zion National Park. Finally, we will drive to Las Vegas.
Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Page was founded in 1957 as a housing community for workers and their families during the construction of nearby Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.
Horseshoe Bend, located within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area about 5 miles downriver from Lake Powell, is a sharp turn in the Colorado River that formed from erosion over the course of millions of years.
Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Antelope Canyon, AZ
The most popular slot canyon in the American Southwest is Antelope Canyon, a sandstone formation formed by flood and rainwater. The canyon is located on a Navajo reservation, and has been made a Navajo Tribal Park.
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Bryce Canyon National Park is named for just one of many canyons which form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah.
Zion National Park, UT
The highlight of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is Zion Canyon, which reaches a half mile in depth. The park is home to a spectacular amount of plants and animals, including over two hundred species of birds.