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Casper to Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, or Las Vegas...?

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Casper to Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, or Las Vegas...?

Hi, we will be flying into Casper for a wedding in June and as we don't get out to that side of the country very often, would like to make a bigger trip of it. We will be able to travel Sun-Tues, catching a flight back to the East Coast the morning of the Wed.

We've already seen Yellowstone and parts of Montana, so are wondering if it is possible to make it down to the Grand Canyon or Zion National Park and fly out from Las Vegas in that amount of time without rushing too much. If so, is there a recommended scenic route to take?

If that is too much of an undertaking, are there other suggestions for seeing some gorgeous spots in that time? We could fly back to the East Coast from Salt Lake City, Denver, or Las Vegas.

Thanks for your suggestions!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1. Re: Casper to Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, or Las Vegas...?

What about going to the Black Hills area of SD and seeing Mt. Rushmore, Custer SP and the Badlands? (4 hours)

or

What about going down to north of Denver and seeing the Rocky Mt. National Park? (4 1/2 hours)

both would not require the amount of driving that it would take to Zion NP which would be about 12 hours or the Grand Canyon which would be about 15 hours.

Regina, Canada
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2. Re: Casper to Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, or Las Vegas...?

I would go to Colorado, plenty of scenery to see. It's not that far from Casper to Denver, and you could make a loop of sorts.

SW SD is a good option, but then you're in the middle of nowhere to get home... Rapid City flights would most likely be more expensive.

Edited: 6:15 pm, February 18, 2012
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