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Driving from Vegas to Bryce/Zion

Algonquin, il
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Driving from Vegas to Bryce/Zion

Well, here we go! 5 women, youngest over 50, oldest 75, all sisters!!

In Early September we will be driving from Vegas to Bryce for an overnight stay. Our troop leader has booked us at the Panguitch Inn Motel (is really as bad as the reviews I've read?)

We do drive off road (big 4x4 vehicle), (spent 8 hrs in the vegas desert 2 years ago) any suggestions on this? Not much for hiking but we do love to see the sights and get out and rock-hound.

Time wise, is one night too short to see the canyon?

Any info, suggestions, ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Driving from Vegas to Bryce/Zion

We're like you, one nights stays are always fine for us! Unless you have some other reason for off roading, this is an easy on-road trip. I don't know the Panguitch Inn, but the town is kinda nice. We prefer Ruby's just outside the gate.

One the way up (or back) route yourself through Springdale to drive the cool tunnel east of Zion and then up to Bryce.

One off road adventure you might want to consider is the Kodachrome Basin road east of Bryce.

We are avid rockhounders, but haven't really done anything down in that area. But I also think that if you ARE only doing one night at Bryce, that you really don't have a lot of extra time.

Have fun.

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Thanks for the info, the tunnel sounds neat!!

I know - one overnight - seems silly but that's the plan right now.

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3. Re: Driving from Vegas to Bryce/Zion

Have not been inside Panguitch Inn Motel , but it doesn't look great. There is wonderful quilt shop in Panguitch. :-)

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