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    Red Rock Canyons, Route 66, and Roadside Americana in Four Days

    Red Rock Canyons, Route 66, and Roadside Americana in Four Days
    Starts from

    Las Vegas

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    35

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    784 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Las Vegas

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    784 mi

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    Highlights

    • Go horse riding through Zion National Park.
    • Stop at the best outlooks to see the incredible views of the Grand Canyon.
    • Drive historic portions of Route 66, America’s “Mother Road”, for a dose of quirky roadside America.
    • Explore the West’s most impressive engineering feat at Hoover Dam.
    • Eat at a historic Native American trading post to try a "Navajo taco".
    This four-day road trip through Nevada, Arizona, and Utah offers a fascinating taste of the American West, touching upon quirky roadside Americana, Native American life, two exceptional national parks, and plenty of red rock scenery. You'll experience America’s Southwest deserts along historic Route 66, crisscross the Colorado River, bypass high desert forests, and peek in and out of canyons. The first national park is the Grand Canyon, with its majestic viewpoints, changing red hues, mesmerising size, and iconic architecture. Next, you'll drive through Zion National Park, made of sheer red rock cliffs cut through by the gurgling Virgin River.
    Here, nature is the star, but you’ll discover many facets of American culture on display that are just as intriguing, from the architecture of Mary Ann Coulter and roadside diners to Native American rugs and jewellery. You'll eat at a historic lodge in the Grand Canyon, see a Native American trading post, watch rafters start their journey down the Grand Canyon, and see a remnant of another time on the original Route 66. However you look at it, this is a feast for the senses, offering memories and stories you won’t forget. Enjoy your trip!
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    This four-day road trip through Nevada, Arizona, and Utah offers a fascinating taste of the American West, touching upon quirky roadside Americana, Native American life, two exceptional national parks, and plenty of red rock scenery. You'll experience America’s Southwest deserts along historic Route 66, crisscross the Colorado River, bypass high desert forests, and peek in and out of canyons. The first national park is the Grand Canyon, with its majestic viewpoints, changing red hues, mesmerising size, and iconic architecture. Next, you'll drive through Zion National Park, made of sheer red rock cliffs cut through by the gurgling Virgin River.
    Here, nature is the star, but you’ll discover many facets of American culture on display that are just as intriguing, from the architecture of Mary Ann Coulter and roadside diners to Native American rugs and jewellery. You'll eat at a historic lodge in the Grand Canyon, see a Native American trading post, watch rafters start their journey down the Grand Canyon, and see a remnant of another time on the original Route 66. However you look at it, this is a feast for the senses, offering memories and stories you won’t forget. Enjoy your trip!
    Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    • Go horse riding through Zion National Park.
    • Stop at the best outlooks to see the incredible views of the Grand Canyon.
    • Drive historic portions of Route 66, America’s “Mother Road”, for a dose of quirky roadside America.
    • Explore the West’s most impressive engineering feat at Hoover Dam.
    • Eat at a historic Native American trading post to try a "Navajo taco".

    Travel itinerary

    Impressive Engineering Feats of the West: Hoover Dam and Route 66
    9 Activities

    Day 1

    297 mi0.3 mi

    Impressive Engineering Feats of the West: Hoover Dam and Route 66

    Today you'll experience two engineering feats – the dam that created the West’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead, and America’s Great Mother Road, Route 66. The Great American Road Trip was practically invented on this concrete, filled with historic motor inns, quirky roadside diners, quirkier roadside signs, and lots and lots of incredible scenery. Roll the windows down, turn the music up, and enjoy the ride!
    The Grand Canyon: One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
    8 Activities

    Day 2

    24 mi0.1 mi

    The Grand Canyon: One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

    Nearly two billion years of geologic history and majesty will be revealed to you today in one of America's most treasured natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. The experiences planned are a mix of bucket list items, hikes, canyon overlooks, and historic architecture. Of course, there’s a lot in between the stops too, so keep your eyes peeled and your interest piqued – today is a day you'll long remember.
    A Drive Through Indian Country
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    Day 3

    221 mi0.1 mi

    A Drive Through Indian Country

    Today, you'll head east on the Desert View Road to see more epic outlooks to the canyon, and off to the red rock country towards the Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo homelands. Then you'll drive through the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and end in Kanab, a small-town Hollywood and outdoor adventure hotspot of Utah.
    Utah and Zion National Park
    10 Activities

    Day 4

    241 mi

    Utah and Zion National Park

    Today's route includes a drive through Zion National Park, so be prepared to pay the entrance fee. Also, be sure to make reservations for horse riding at Zion National Park! This allows car entry into the park (instead of relying on the shuttle) and is an excellent way to experience the park's sheer cliffs of Navajo sandstone.
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