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Trip Report - Grand Canyon and Utah Mighty 5 Road Trip

Trip Report - Grand Canyon and Utah Mighty 5 Road Trip

Old Aug 15th, 2022, 06:36 AM
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Trip Report - Grand Canyon and Utah Mighty 5 Road Trip

Last year we did a Southwest road trip and visited Grand Canyon and Utah’s five National Parks. We also visited Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, and much more. We flew in and out of Las Vegas for this trip.
I didn't get a chance to share my trip itinerary yet, so here is the summary of our trip.

For detailed trip and pictures, visit indiancoupletravels.com/grand-canyon-and-utahs-mighty-5/.

Grand Canyon Village, AZ - 2 nights
Page, AZ – 1 night
Monument Valley, AZ – 1 night
Moab, UT – 3 nights
Torrey, UT – 1 night
Bryce Canyon, UT – 1 night
Springdale, UT – 2 nights
Las Vegas, NV – 2 nights

We picked short and easy hikes based on our fitness level. If you are an avid hiker, add more days at each location based on how many hikes you want to do. You can follow my itinerary if you enjoy the scenic drive and short hikes.

Day 1 & 2 - We arrived at Las Vegas airport in the morning and drove to the Grand Canyon with a stop in Hoover dam. Once we reached the park, we used the shuttle to see the lookout points on Hermit Road and near the visitor center, including Mather Point and Yavapai Point. We also hiked the South Kaibab trailhead till Ooh Aah Point. We stayed in Grand Canyon Village for two nights.

Day 3 - We traveled east, enjoying the views at various lookouts on Desert View Drive, and reached Desert View WatchTower. We exited from the East entrance and continued our drive towards Page, AZ, and the next stop was Horseshoe Canyon. We visited Glen Canyon Dam Overlook in the evening and stayed the night in Page, AZ.

Day 4 - In the morning, we visited Antelope Canyon and then drove to Monument Valley. We did a self-drive on the scenic road to view the popular sites and stayed the night in Monument Valley.

Day 5 & 6- We traveled to Moab, UT, stayed three nights, and visited Arches National Park, including the lookout points from the scenic drive and the hikes to popular sites, including Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch.

Day 7 - We visited Canyonlands National Park, enjoying the views from various lookout points on the scenic drive and hiking to Mesa Arch.

Day 8- We drove to Capitol Reef and visited popular sites like Hickman Bridge trailhead, Sunset point, Panorama point, and drove the scenic road. We stayed in Torrey, UT, for one night.

Day 9 - We drove to Bryce National Park next and visited famous lookout points like Rainbow Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point, and Sunrise Point and hiked the famous Queens Garden Trail.

Day 10 & 11 - We last drove to Zion National Park and visited famous lookout points and hikes.

Day 12 & 13 - After visiting the above National Parks, we stayed two nights in Las Vegas.

Day 14 - Fly home

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That sounds like a great trip. What were your favorite parts of the trip. Would you return to any of the parks ?
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Thank you for sharing your trip report!
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