If you want to experience the glitz and glamour that Las Vegas provides whilst having the opportunity to explore the incredible nature just outside of the strip - there is no better way than in an RV!
If you thought Las Vegas was all about hotels; think again. Many hotels allow RV camping right at their location - so you can experience the strip one day before setting off an adventure to the Grand Canyon the next!
Or if you're looking for a more conventional motorhome experience, there are plenty of beautiful RV parks in Las Vegas where you can station your RV and take a shuttle along the strip when you desire - perfect for when you want to see spectacular shows or walk the lobbies of the luxurious casinos.
There is no shortage of things to see and do on the strip and downtown, but when you decide to leave the bright lights for a while and get away on a day trip in your motorhome, that's when the area of Las Vegas adds incredible wonderment to your holiday.
Just a hop, skip and a jump from Las Vegas is the Hoover Dam. You can watch the introductory film in the visitor's center before taking the tour of the inside of the massive structure. You'll see the 8 enormous turbines that produce electricity for not only Las Vegas, but also for other cities as well before you venture outside to the observation deck … if you can stomach looking down that far!
Of course, no Las Vegas road trip would be complete without the Grand Canyon. This natural wonder of the world is truly a majestic sight, and worthy of a visit. You will be amazed at the splendor of the massive canyon, slowly carved into the face of the land by the rushing waters of the Colorado River. There are RV accommodations right there at the canyon, as well as all around the area.
Wherever you go, in and around the "Entertainment Capital of the World," you'll be comfortable and stress-free as you travel in your motorhome from Trip Campers.
Start your holiday with a completely immersive Las Vegas experience, there isn’t anywhere else that does it like this! And then head out of the city for some more serene natural environments, including some of Utah’s most stunning National Parks and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – the Grand Canyon.
It has its rivals, but nowhere really comes close to the sheer spectacle that is Las Vegas. With its 24 hour casinos and restaurants, world-class shows and events and themed hotels, it’s a city that has to be seen to be believed. Soak up the sunshine or shop until you drop – whatever your fancy, Las Vegas is sure to have it! If natural attractions are more your scene, get a real desert experience on a dune buggy, jeep or hummer tour, or try horse riding or ziplining. Red Rock State Park, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam are also close by.
Visit downtown Las Vegas for a real insight into how the city developed. The Neon Museum and the Mob Museum have fascinating exhibits and tours into the history of the city and how it rose to its international status.
Stay two nights in the Zion National Park area.
Enjoy the park’s deep, narrow canyons, towering cliffs, streams, waterfalls, hanging wildflower gardens and majestic, forested mountains. Hiking maps and guides are available from the Visitors Center, including for the popular Narrows. Whether you stay in the park itself or just outside you will be close to an abundance of outdoor recreation. Springdale offers a great choice of restaurants and shopping, as well as a number of adventure companies who can take you on guided hikes, canyoneering or ATV trips.
Zion National Park
Spend two nights in the Bryce Canyon area.
The Bryce Canyon region is great for hiking, horseback riding, photography, ATV riding, camping and other activities. The Canyon itself has been carved by wind and rain and offers some amazing rock formations called Hoodoos. The Bryce Canyon area offers a myriad of slot canyons which are great for hiking, and other hiking trails, which do not require permits, unless you are planning an overnight backcountry trip (these are available from the park on the day). The Visitor Center also offers information on a variety of ranger-led programmes that are available. You can also visit Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument from here.
Stay one night in the Capitol Reef National Park area.
This park has long been labelled one of Utah's best-kept secrets. It is just as scenic as the other parks, but far less developed and with fewer annual visitors. It offers a myriad of slot canyons which are great for hiking, high Navajo sandstone domes with huge red rock cliffs amazing photo opportunities. Capitol Reef offers many hiking options for serious backpackers and those who enjoy exploring remote areas. Marked hiking routes lead into narrow, twisting gorges and slot canyons and to spectacular viewpoints high atop the Waterpocket Fold.
Stay two nights in the Moab area.
This is your base for discovering Arches National Park. Arches is a red rock wonder containing the world's largest concentration of natural arches, over 2000 of them! A paved road winds through the park allowing easy access to some of the most impressive sites, and hiking trails penetrate more remote areas. Most of the trails are easy to moderate and do not require a permit, and some are particularly impressive at sunset.
As well as the park, you can enjoy rafting and boat trips on the Colorado River, horse riding at a nearby ranch or mountain or road biking through the stunning red rock country.
Stay one night in Monument Valley.
The unique sandstone formations will be visible from miles away, as you approach the park. Over the years, Monument Valley has been the setting for more Western movies than any other site in the United States. Take a Navajo guided tour deep into the Valley, from the Visitor’s Centre at Gouldings Lodge – the sunrise tours are particularly impressive and we would recommend pre-booking one of these (contact us for details). Much of Monument Valley is restricted unless you take a tour, to retain the beauty of the landscape, and we can arrange these for you. The tour guides have the necessary permits to operate in these Native areas.
Stay two nights in the Page area.
On the edge of Lake Powell, this town overlooks the crystal clear lake and boasts beautiful views. Photo opportunities abound here with Tower Butte, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the Rim Trail and Glen Canyon Dam. A boat trip on the lake is a must as well as a tour to Antelope Canyon, part of the Navajo Nation, to discover more about the mysterious and haunting beauty of the slot canyons there. You can play golf or relax on a lakeside beach.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Stay one night at the Grand Canyon South Rim.
Today’s drive will take you to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon. Enjoy touring the rim and stopping at the various look out points, or take a sightseeing flight over the rim to get the full perspective of this amazing site. The Visitor’s Center will provide you with trail maps, information on sunrise and sunset, bike rentals and current ranger programmes, as well as detailed information on the geology, flora and fauna of this spectacular National Park.
Grand Canyon South Rim
Spend your final night at Lake Mead.
Boat, hike, cycle, camp and fish at America’s most diverse national recreation area. With striking landscapes and brilliant blue waters, this year-round playground spreads across 1.5 million acres of mountains, canyons, valleys and two vast lakes. See the Hoover Dam from the waters of Lake Mead or Lake Mohave, or find solitude in one of the park's nine wilderness areas.
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