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Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

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Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

We are going to be spending a week in Vegas in July. Does anyone have any thoughts on the following itinerary.

Day 1-4 Stay at Green Valley Ranch Resort. relax and do a few day trips such as Mt Charleston, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon etc.

Day 5- Drive to North Rim via Zion National Park. Stay at Jacob Lake Inn. (have heard both rants and raves about this hotel) Will only have a few hours at Zion but I have been there and think it is definitely worth the stop.

Day 6- North Rim with Dinner at Grand Canyon Lodge

Day 7 return to Las Vegas

Day 8 fly home

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

i am planning to go to north rim on july as well, i will be stop by arches national park before g.c. north rim, anyone know how long is the drive to there? try google a few times, but the map only show how to get to south rim i think. also, where can i get the phone # of the grand canyon lodge, looking for 2 room, any suggestions which lodge to get?

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2. Re: Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

According to Mapquest - Arches N.P. to North Rim = 400 miles , 7 hours

Grand Canyon Lodge- www.grandcanyonnorthrim.com has all the info you are looking for.

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I would leave a day earlier from Vegas and do an overnight at either Byrce or Zion. Bryce is pretty close to Zion, if you have not been there before, don't pass it up.

North Rim is still on my wish list, but it sounds like you are giving it a decent block of time. I understand the views are not as spectacular as the South Rim. But it is also much less crowded, which will give a more peaceful experience.

Happy Trails

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4. Re: Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

Here's another thought. It sounds like you are into the nature experience. Have you considered staying at the new Red Rock casino? It is also a Station casino, and I think it is the same price range as Green Valley.

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5. Re: Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

We did look at Red Rock Casino originally but Green Valley Ranch gets much better revews both here and in the Frommer's book who said ": If the Ritz-Carlton is booked, go to Green Valley Ranch, you won't be disappointed"

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6. Re: Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

Valley of Fire state park is 58 miles north of Las Vegas on I-15 it is superior to Red Rock Canyon. And...you can swing back via the backroad (2 lane asphalt and smooth) to take In the Hoover Dam on your way back to Vegas. When you get back to Vegas, you can see the wild burros at about 5pm at Red Rock Canyon, that's kind of a treat.

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If you go as far as Arches National Park I would recommend that you also visit Canyonlands which is very nearby. We stayed at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab and it was just perfect. It is tucked back down a winding road along the Colorado River between 2 huge cliffs. Try to get a king cabin by the river. The cabin had a bedroom with whirlpool tub, a full bath and a seperate living room and kitchen. The deck off the kitchen had a direct view of the river. The place had a well appointed but rustic feel with the leather couch and solid wood furniture. We loved Moab.

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8. Re: Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

I wonder if mountainsurfer did this trip after asking about it over a year ago.

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9. Re: Las Vegas - North Rim Grand Canyon itinerary

Funny, I was looking at the May and June dates to confirm that this thread was current. I didn't look at the year. Oh well, I still liked Moab!

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