Las Vegas - Mesquite - Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon - Page (252 miles)
We will leave Las Vegas around 6:00am, passing through the small town of Mesquite on our way to St. George, UT. Then, we will travel through Zion National Park on our way to Bryce Canyon. Afterwards, we will pass the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument on our way to Page, AZ to see Lake Powell, the Glen Canyon Dam and Horseshoe Bend.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Powell is a beautiful reservoir along the Colorado River amid the vast desert expanses of Utah. It is in the vicinity of the Rainbow Bridge, Ticaboo Canyon, and iconic Antelope Canyon.
Glen Canyon Dam
(Optional if time permits)
This concrete arch dam in northern Arizona barricades the Colorado River and creates Lake Powell, the second-largest man-made lake in the country. Lake Powell is a haven for water-skiers and boaters, and is also popular with fishermen.
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
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn or similar in Page, Kanab or Flagstaff
Page - Antelope Canyon - Monument Valley Tribal Park - Page (202 miles)
Today, we will visit Antelope Canyon. After that, we will travel across the Navajo Reservation to Monument Valley Tribal Park, where we will take a country tour led by a local Navajo guide. Then, continuing through the Navajo Reservation, we will pass through the small town of Kayenta. As we approach Black Mesa, we will turn north towards the Navajo National Monument before continuing to the Shonto Trading Post. Finally, we will reach Page.
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.
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 or similar in Page/Kanab/Flagstaff
Page - Grand Canyon - Page (300 miles)
After driving through the desert, we will pass the Cameron Trading Post and stop at the Desert View Watchtower. Then, we will continue to the Bright Angel Lodge at the Grand Canyon. This location is a good access point for anyone wishing to take pictures, admire the views, take a stroll, get food or buy souvenirs. We will have the option of taking a helicopter tour of the canyon. Those who choose not to take the tour will be able to explore the small town of Tusayan. Afterwards, we will drive towards the Hoover Dam before going back to Las Vegas.
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.
Cameron Trading Post
Located on the Navajo Indian Reservation's lands, this store and motel is a popular stop for groups traveling to and from the Grand Canyon. The oldest building looks like a store right out of the U.S.'s cowboy culture.
Bright Angel Lodge
One of the many comfortable lodges for visitors to the Grand Canyon Village, the Bright Angel Lodge offers lodging and amenities right on the South Rim of the country's greatest natural wonder, ensuring for a memorable stay.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
Enjoy views of Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the Colorado River and Grand Canyon West from the sky with a Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour. An experienced pilot and guide provides informative commentary while guests admire the natural and man-made sights below.
Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.
The beautiful Hoover Dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. The massive concrete dam was a monumental undertaking built during the Great Depression and dedicated by Franklin Roosevelt himself.