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Day Trips To The Grand Canyon

Day Trips To The Grand Canyon

If you want to take a grand canyon tour it is best to make the plans a good time before you actually want to take a trip.  This is because the grand canyon is actually quite remote isn’t able to easily reached from any major city.  Not that it is a difficult drive, but if you are not used to driving in the desert than it can seem a lot harder than really is.  When you drive from Las Vegas to the grand canyon you’ll exit Nevada pretty quickly and enter Arizona next.  One of the things that people don’t seem to have a good grasp on when they try to make this drive is that the majority of the trip in between the two destinations is open desert.  This means that the landscape looks pretty much the same for the entirety of the trip, which can be quite difficult if you’re not used to driving for long distances without visual stimulation.  Once you have crossed the Hoover dam, you’ll see almost nothing that looks any different than open desert for almost all of the trip.  When you are going to the south rim of the grand canyon, is going to take about 5 hours of driving like this to get there.  The distance between the two is about 270 miles, and even if he decides to take the shorter trip to the grand canyon west it is still about 130 miles.  It is not suggested that you visit the grand canyon west do the fact that it is not part of the national park system is actually located on Indian reservation land.  In addition, many people are unaware that they are not allowed to drive a rental car from Las Vegas to the grand canyon west.  Driving off a road is not allowed by most rental car companies, and there’s a good portion of the trip to that location that is not on paved roads.  This can lead to some unexpected charges by your rental car company that are unpleasant.

Arizona is a sparsely populated state, with the majority of the people living in major metropolitan areas that are not crossed during this trip.  This means that if you break down along the way, you can expect to wait for hours before anyone can come and get you, and even worse is the fact that there are a long stretches of this trip where there will be no cell phone coverage.  When you make the trip on your own, you want to make sure that you have plenty of food and water in the car just in case of emergency was to happen.  Even though there’s plenty of traffic, it still can be quite nerve racking if anyone was to happen.  As a wise always suggested that you allowed tour company to do the driving for you.  Not only are they going to know the area better than you are, they’re going to be fully prepared to make sure that nothing bad happens.