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south rim back to LV

Am planning my trip in April starting in LV then on to Zion........then finally to the GC south rim. I understand the return journey is abut 5-6 hours. Any suggestions for a night stay to break the journey? Have read reviews of the West rim and think perhaps I could leave this. Any advice much appreciated! I will be on my own so don't want to get onto roads that may not be 'safe'

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1. Re: south rim back to LV

Hi

Have been from GC to Las Vegas and stopped at Flagstaff. From there you can also visit Sedona, which is a short trip south and also Jerome an old mining town. There is an observatory in Flagstaff that is worth visiting aswell. On the way to Vegas you can also stop at Seligman and see the litle shops on the roadside which are unique to old Rt 66.

Clive

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Either Kingman, AZ or Laughlin, NV would be two options. Both are about two hours from Vegas so that would be easy drive the next day.

In Kingman you have mostly older, lower end chain-motels like Super 8, Motel 6 and Best Westerns probably costing $50-$60.

If you drive another 30 minutes to Laughlin, there are some good casino/hotels like Golden Nugget and Harrahs for about $39 a night which is a great deal. Located right on the Colorado River, the Laughlin hotels are cheap but offer good value especially for a one night stopover that you will be doing.

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Re: The West Rim.

You are correct, FORGET IT.

Big ripoff by the Indian Nation.

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4. Re: south rim back to LV

Many thanks for your swift reply and I will certainly look forward to breaking off my return journey to LV in either of the towns you metioned.

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5. Re: south rim back to LV

We broke journey with a stop in Williams, Az. Stopped at a motel 6. Was clean and ok. Route 66 back to Vegas is worth considering, more to see than the interstate and still a decent number of cars so 'safe' - in my opinion. 65mph speed limit so not much slower than the Interstate

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