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Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« on: July 24, 2019, 03:09:27 PM »
I have tickets on hold with AA flying into LAS Sun eve and out of PHX Thurs night.
I would like to do Grand Canyon, Bryce, Antelope Canyon and Sedona.
We are two adults no kids but pretty set on minyan. Flagstaff should have a daily minyan our dates in August.
Does it make sense to spend first night in Las Vegas and the next two nights in Flagstaff? Last night in PHX probably. I know it's extra driving up to Bryce and we could skip it, if it gets too much. But does it sound doable to those of you who've done it?

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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 03:24:05 PM »
Mods please move to trip planning thread. Mistakenly posted here. Thanks.

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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 03:33:56 PM »
I did similar but stayed in Page AZ
If you could find a minyan there that would make the most sense
LAS to Bryce is 4 hours
Bryce to Page under 3 hours  (Cool place a drop off the road is the Pink Sand Dunes)
(Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell and Glen Canyon as well as Antelope Canyon are in Page)
You also have to book way in advance to get even the Lower Antelope Canyon, upper is likely all booked for the summer
Page to Flagstaff is 2:15
So  you would do the Canyon one day and Sedona the next

In your itinerary
Sun night in LAS
Monday 4 hour drive to Bryce
4.5 hour drive to Flagstaff
tuesday in Grand canyon 1.5 hr each way tues night in Flagstaff
Wed in page 2.15 each way Wed Night in Flagstaff
Thursday in Sedona
Fly back Thursday night

Definitely doable with 2 drivers

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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 03:39:37 PM »
Thanks Dawie. I was actually thinking to do Grand Canyon first, then Bryce from Flagstaff. I will double check the driving times.

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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 03:45:06 PM »
My way is less driving

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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 03:16:56 PM »
Thanks.

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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2019, 03:15:40 PM »
Here's how the trip went:

Sun night-landed in Las Vegas, stayed in Residence Inn Henderson for two nights using free night certs.

Mon-Hoover Dam tour, skipped kayaking Lake Mead due to 110 degrees heat!

Tues- drove to Zion, took the Riverside Hike which was GORGEOUS, but definitely busy. Then we drove to Bryce and checked into the Best Western plus( using UR points). Pricey, but worth the decent accommodations for the area. We drove up to look at the night sky from the lookout. Actually saw the Milky Way and it was magnificent.

Wed- Took the Navajo Loop trail down into Bryce Canyon. Difficult on the way up but worth it! Then we drove to Lake Powell and took a boat tour of Lower Antelope Canyon. Not at all the beauty of actually entering the canyon itself, but we were not up to another hot hike that day. We then drove to Flagstaff for our last night. We stayed in the Fairfield Marriott using a one night cert.

Thurs- Drove to Grand Canyon and did the Ooh Aah Hike. Drove to Phoenix for our 11:40 PM flight which was delayed to 1:00 AM!
We ended up skipping Sedona due to spending more time in Zion and Bryce.

Totally worth it and extremely beautiful. That being said, if I was with my kids it would have been too fast paced. Also we planned around minyanim which didn't always work out. For those who are interested int that part I would say that in general if you are at a major tourist destination at shkia, you will usually have a minyan for mincha and maariv. Shachris is a whole different story....


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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 02:27:28 AM »
was nice to  meet you  ;)

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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2019, 01:55:18 PM »
was nice to  meet you  ;)

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Re: Las Vegas-Phoenix Four day Road Trip
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 11:12:34 AM »
Someone PM'd me about the car rental, so I'll post here. I used Autoslash and got a great rate from Hertz for a full size car, $195.00 total, but could not not use free spouse benefit. I paid 12 dollars a day for that. I also cancelled and rebooked a few times until I got that rate. It did go down as time went on.