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The optimized rout

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The optimized rout

Hi Guys!

What is the best rout to visit the Archers Nat'l Park, Bryce Canyon, Zion Nat'l, North Rim, Page, South Rim of the Grand Canyon ,West Observation Point, Las Vegas? or in other order: Archers Nat'l Park, South Rim, Page, North Rim, Bryce Canyon, Zion Nat'l, Las Vegas? We want arrive at last week of October 2014.

Kipling. SK
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1. Re: The optimized rout

Hi Arie

You do have some limited options, but a common route with what you have in mind woulb be>>

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon South - Page/Lake Powell - Monument Valley - Moab/Arches NP/Canyonlands NP - Torrey/Capitol Reef - Bryce NP - Zion NP/Springdale - Las Vegas.

The North Rim is closed for the season by late October.

The West Observation Point(assuming West Rim) would fit in between Vegas and the Grand Canyon South Rim, along with Hoover Dam and possibly the historical Route 66 detour. Most would consider this point to be optional.

We can help with allocation of days and descriptions of some of these points, as well as lodging and attractions.

The loop can obviously be done in reverse as well

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2. Re: The optimized rout

Either of your orders will work, as will the one WIdmarsh posted. As long as it is a logical progression the direction doesn't matter much.

North Rim Lodge closes Oct 15. The North Rim will stay open until snow closes the road- that can happen as soon as Oct 15 or not until the end of November. So if you do want to include the North Rim just realize it will be a day trip in and out with a stay outside the park.

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3. Re: The optimized rout

If you do the south rim---I would skip the north rim. Given your visit time alot of things will be closed.

How many days are your traveling?

As far as routes there are a few oiptions such as

Bryce-UT 12-Capitol Reff-Arches-Monument Valley-Page-Zion-Vegas

Zion-Page-Bryce-UT12-Capitol Reef-Arches-Monument Valley-south rim-Las vagas

for either one you need:

2 nights Zion

1 night for Page

1 night for Bryce

2 nights at least for Moab

1 night for monument Valley

2 nights for South Rim

+ time in Vegas

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4. Re: The optimized rout

It's not logical to do a trip Zion-Page-Bryce and then later to Monument Valley. Widmarsh gave you the route I also would follow. If you start GCNP you can drive yourself into Zion's main canyon in november and imo it's most impressive to do south rim first as well.

From Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West app is a 3 hours drive and another 5 hours to drive from GCW to south rim so not a daytrip and keep in mind visiting GCW will cost app $ 100,-- pp. With that many National Parks buy an America the Beautiful pass at the entrance of your first NP. Valid for Zion, Bryce, Capitol reef, Canyonlands Arches, Glen Canyon NRA and Grand Canyon. Not valid for Monument valley and Grand Canyon West


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