The spectacular Grand Circle fly drive starts and ends in Las Vegas, journeying via a selection of western USA's most incredible national parks.From the mighty Grand Canyon to the lesser known Bryce Canyon, the national parks of the American west are home to some of the country’s most captivating scenery. Via long desert roads that fulfill your idea of an American roadtrip, discover a rich Native American heritage that is at-one with these unforgettable landscapes, all easily accessed on a fly drive holiday from Las Vegas.
Spend a couple of days relaxing in fabulous Las Vegas. The hotels and resorts that line the famous Las Vegas Strip boast Michelin starred restaurants, award winning spas and fantastic swimming pools. While you're in town catch a breathtaking Cirque du Soleil show, head to Freemont St to get a taste of old Vegas and pay a visit to the intriguing Mob Museum.
Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park
The rolling green hills of Dixie National Forest provide a welcome contrast from the desert browns as you climb toward Bryce Canyon National Park. The geological phenomenon of Bryce Canyon provides captivating views at every turn. A forest of rock pinnacles, known as hoodoos, create a haunting landscape that appears to change as the sun moves across these red, rose and white mineral spires. A variety of ranger-led programmes are on offer to help you make the most of your time in this unique landscape.
Distance approx: 262 Mi
Time to travel approx: 4 hour
Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park
The original inhabitants of Zion National Park referred to this remarkable place as 'straight up land' and visitors today continue to be awed by the incredible, vertical rock peaks. A verdant river valley carves its way between russet, gold, brown and red cliff faces that play host to an array of hiking trails. Wade through the knee high river in the shadow of a slot canyon in The Narrows, hike the switchback stairs to Scout's Lookout or test your mettle on the chain ropes gaze in wonder from atop Angel's Landing.
Distance approx: 86 Mi
Time to travel approx: 1 hour 50 minutes
Zion National Park to Monument Valley
Wave goodbye to the cliffs and canyons of Utah and journey south into the expansive desert of Arizona. Upon passing Lake Powell you will enter the Navajo Nation territory, home to one of the most recognisable vistas in the USA: Monument Valley. Made famous by innumerable cowboy films, sacred to the Navajo people and revered by all who witness it, Monument Valley is a series of dramatic buttes and mesas that stand timeless in the dry heat of the desert.
Distance approx: 238 Mi
Time to travel approx: 4 hours
Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park
One of the wonders of the natural world, a visit to the Grand Canyon is the highlight of any fly drive holiday to this region. At 277 miles long and, in places, a mile deep, the Grand Canyon needs to be seen over a couple of days to appreciate its magnitude. Today, arrive in time to make the short walk to the rim and marvel at the evening colours as the setting sun appears to set fire to the canyon walls. There are so many ways to discover the canyon and each yields a different perspective. The hardy can enjoy a hike along Bright Angel Trail, taking care in the desert heat.
Distance approx: 174 Mi
Time to travel approx: 3 hours
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