Driving from LeeVining to Zion

Old Mar 11th, 2013, 03:46 AM
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Driving from LeeVining to Zion

Hi,
we are visiting USA this June and are planning to drive from Lee Vining to Zion lodge.
Wanted some advice on the best route.I am assuming it would be about 8~9 hours drive.
Unsure about which roads to take.
Your help would be really appreciated. many thanks
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Old Mar 11th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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We've had to make this drive a couple of times, in reverse. It is long and pretty boring, so make sure you have an audiobook or something to listen to.

From Lee Vining, take Hwy. 120 into Nevada, then Hwy. 6 through Tonopah to Warm Springs. Head southeast on Hwy. 375 to Ash Springs, east on 93 through Caliente to Panaca, then east on 319 into Utah. 319 changes to Hwy. 56.

My inlaws lived in Cedar City, so that was our starting point. From there it's about 90 minutes to Zion.

Lee Ann
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Old Mar 11th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Make sure you fill the gas tank in downtown Tonopah. Rt. 375 is also known as the "extraterestrial highway". There is no gas in Rachel. I remember that gas was quite expensive in Lee Vining the last time I was there.
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Old Mar 11th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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Good suggestion, tomfuller. I was thinking about mentioning that at one point, but it slipped my mind by the time I hit submit.

Lee Ann
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Old Mar 12th, 2013, 03:01 AM
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Thanks Lee Ann and tomfuller.
Is it better to go via Beatty and north Las Vegas then?
Not sure if it is longer.
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