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Red Rock Canyon / VOF plus Grand Canyon??

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Red Rock Canyon / VOF plus Grand Canyon??

We will be spending two days at the Grand Canyon (South Rim) at the end of May before heading to LV for 5 days. I am wondering if doing Red Rock Canyon AND VOF is going to be too much? After seeing the Grand Canyon, the two will pale in comparison, but would seeing them still be worthwhile? We spent a day in Death Valley last November -are RRC or VOF very similar to Death Valley? And if we decide to do only one of them, opinions on which one?? We aren't looking for long hikes, but car routes with pull offs for lookouts and short walks would be great.

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1. Re: Red Rock Canyon / VOF plus Grand Canyon??

VOF is different from the Grand Canyon and from Death Valley. If you're still in the mood for more scenery after the Grand Canyon, VOF is well set up for drive-throughs, with short walks at selected lookouts.

While I personally love Red Rock Canyon, I'm not much impressed with its 13 mile scenic drive. Red Rock is best appreciated via hiking well away from the loop, or better yet via scrambles.

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2. Re: Red Rock Canyon / VOF plus Grand Canyon??

If you are only doing one do VOF.

RR has a 13 mile driving loop, that you can leave the strip, drive through and be back to your hotel in probably an hour and a half, so its not like that will take much of your time.

VOF you can also drive through and spend as much or as little time as you want but its going to take more of your time to get there and drive through, not counting any time for stops, short hikes etc.

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3. Re: Red Rock Canyon / VOF plus Grand Canyon??

If you want to drop a day or two in Vegas, you can drive back from the GC via Lake Powell/Page and Zion National Park.See Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe near Page. Or skip Page and head to Zion via 89Alt and see Navajo Bridge and Lees Ferry.

If you prefer more time in Vegas, do Vof F. Maybe starting at the dam/bypass bridge(if you have not seen them on the way to the GC) then driving around Lake Mead and coming into Vof F that way.

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4. Re: Red Rock Canyon / VOF plus Grand Canyon??

I have seen all three and if I were to drop one I would drop Red Rock, unless you are going to incorporate the visit with a trip to the casino. Valley of Fire would be a nice dessert for the main course Grand Canyon.

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