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Vegas -> Zion -> GC -> Vegas (Bryce vs Lake Powell advice?)

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Vegas -> Zion -> GC -> Vegas (Bryce vs Lake Powell advice?)

Hi all,

we are planning a 5 day trip from

Vegas -> Zion (1 nite) -> GC (1 day)-> Vegas (2 days)

Another nite in the middle we are debating b/w Bryce and Lake Powell.?

what are your suggestions?

One option was to skip Bryce and go directly from Zion to Lake Powell.

Another possibility wasleave Zion in the morning and head to Bryce (spend the afternoon) and the drive to Lake Powell? is that possible?

Not really into hiking etc but would love to drive around and walk a bit to see the sights? Its 3 of us (Wife & father-in-law)

Based on your travels and experiences what are your suggestions?


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1. Re: Vegas -> Zion -> GC -> Vegas (Bryce vs Lake Powell advice?)

We left Zion at 8Am... Drove to Bryce, stoped at all the overlooks (no hiking) Made a quick stop to Coral Pink State Park to see the Sand Dunes. A Stop in Johnson canyon to se the set of Gunsmoke. Lunch in Kanab and a stop on cottonwood canyon road to see the Movie Set and old Town.. We arrived in Page around 6:30pm ..... A Wonderful adventurous day... Be sure to stop in for a steak and a cold Beverage. at the Cove, in Page...... Have Fun.. Doe




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2. Re: Vegas -> Zion -> GC -> Vegas (Bryce vs Lake Powell advice?)

The Grand Canyon deserves more than a day! I would spend the night there, either in the park or nearby in Tusayan.

Vegas to Zion, stay 2 nights and visit Bryce from there. Drive to Grand Canyon for 2 nights and then back to Vegas for a night. Sorry, but Vegas is not that exciting compared to our National Parks!

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3. Re: Vegas -> Zion -> GC -> Vegas (Bryce vs Lake Powell advice?)

We've been to these places in June. Bryce is FABULOUS!!! If I were you I'd take a day (or 2!) off Las Vegas to make it fit in!

We left Las Vegas in the morning, got to Springdale in the early afternoon and visited Zion. The day after we went to Bryce in the morning. At about 5.0p.m we left and headed to Page. The next day we visited Antelope Canyon and Lake Powel and then continued our Journey. You really shouldn't miss Bryce!!

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