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Any thoughts on driving from Utah or Az. to Vegas the beginning of November?Any road/weather problems at that time.We would like to see some of the National Parks briefly along the way.We have 6 days.No hiking just some photos and a general sense of the area.Thanks
Last edited by hoops777 on Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
K.I.S.S........so easy to say so difficult to do.
Roads will probably be okay that time of year but there is always a chance of snow. I drove through a snow storm on that route last Oct 20, 2018. You can swing down and see Capital Reef, Bryce and Zion pretty easily. Road to North Rim of Grand Canyon will be closed.hoops777 wrote: ↑Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:30 pmAny thoughts on driving from Utah to Vegas the beginning of November?Any road/weather problems at that time.We would like to see some of the National Parks briefly along the way.We have 6 days.No hiking just some photos and a general sense of the area.Thanks
We drove into a snow flurry in Bryce Canyon in May a few years ago, but not a big deal. Not sure if you setup your itinerary already, but I'd recommend zion, bryce, rt 12 to Capitol reef then Moab. We did this along with areas in CO and AZ, and it was honestly one of our most memorable trips. Very scenic.
Zion is really beautiful. Also check out Valley of Fire state park about an hour north of Vegas. Also has some great scenery...
You could get Zion and Bryce very easily from Las Vegas. Probably the easiest to do. However, if it is important, you could certainly see all of the Big 5 over a six day period. Utah does a nice job keeping its roads plowed, so I wouldn't let that discourage you too much. If you do hit snow, just take it slow and you'll be fine.
Well, there's lots of scenery to be seen from a car, but it is a hiker's paradise.
I've used St George as a hub. Utah's Snow Canyon State Park is small, but beautiful, and right next to St Geo. Went to Valley of Fire St Park (NV). Pop up to Zion's main visitor center area one day, then Kolob Canyon another (same park). Bryce if weather permits. Maybe Cedar Breaks National Monument (bring your woollies). Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas.
There's more to life than the cabin of a car, and traveling to many different places in 6 days could lead to that.
Snow, Zions, Bryce and Valley of Fire all have Red Rock - and yet they each have their own characteristics. Grab a geology book.
Alternatively, go to the Four Corners area, see Monument Valley, Hovenweep, and so on. Mesa Verde would be cold, too. But there are museums to see (Dolores, CO), and so on that don't involve hiking.