Day 1: From Las Vegas to Bearizona and the Grand Canyon
To start your adventure, leave Las Vegas and follow US Highway 93 south. Drive from the Lake Mead lookout to historic Route 66. From there, you’ll drive up to an elevation of over 1,000 metres into a pine forest, passing fascinating rock formations that are sure to leave you breathless. After 3 hours and 20 minutes, at the exit US 40 East to the Grand Canyon, you’ll see an enormous sign for “Bearizona”. If you’ve always wanted to take a safari, this is your chance. Black bears, white wolves, bison, and mule deer are particularly active in the late afternoon.
Day 5: Zion – A Hiker’s Paradise
Angels Landing: The steep serpentine path is still shaded before 10 am. The park’s free shuttle service will bring you to The Grotto bus stop where you’ll begin your hike. Please note: the path to Scout Lookout is paved. After that, however, you’ll continue along a very narrow rocky ridge. On the way back, you’ll continue to the Grotto Trail and then follow the winding Virgin River to the Court of the Patriarch. If you' re interested in a nice round-trip alternative and have a little more time, the Kayeneta Trail or the Emeral Pools Trail are highly recommended. Two days is just too short for this beautiful valley.
Day 6: Back to Las Vegas via Red Rock State Park
From Zion, it' s a three-hour drive through the desert back to civilisation. On your way back to Las Vegas, we recommend a stop at Red Rock State Park; the colours there are just incredible. Once you’re back in Las Vegas, visit the Neon Museum, a graveyard for old neon signs. Enjoy some retro classics in the particularly beautiful light of the late afternoon sun.
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