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One week Grand Canyon, Antelope, Bryce, Zion NP in May 2014

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1. Posted by y-not (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

since I travelled half an year through South Korea, I really love travelling. For my summer holiday I'm going to Arizona and Utah, arriving 17th of May 2014. I'm searching people, who also wanna join to hike the fantastic canyons. I already booked a car and (my) motels. So I don't tent.

My trip starts in Phoenix and directly goes to Flagstaff, where I'll stay till 20th of May. Here I wanna visit the Grand Canyon and the Meteor Crater near Winslow. Then I'm heading to Page, to visit the (Lower) Antelope Canyon for one day. After that I'll move to Panguitch till 23th of May to visit the Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. My last route brings me to Las Vegas on 23th, to take a flight on 24th to the U.S. east side.

It's a quite rough schedule, but I just stay there for one week and wanna see as much as possible. And also taking great photos!
So if you wanna join me (28 years young ^^, German), can give me some advice or tips, you're welcome!


2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2003 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Only advice would be to make sure you book these places in advance (especially near Page, AZ and Panguitch, UT), which always sells out during May--and make sure you keep your car filled with gas. Distances between gas stations in these places are huge, plus it is cheaper to gas up in the large citiies instead of the small "hard-to-reach" towns.

I'd also suggest you make a quick stop in Sedona when travelling from Phoenix to Flagstaff, It's just a few miles off the main road (Interstate 17), but definitely worth the detour.

3. Posted by Yiuli (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Not really advice, but I've been to Grand Canyon (twice), Bryce and Zion and I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time, they are all truly mind-blowing places!!! I've only seen the Grand Canyon from above, but I've hiked a small part of both Bryce and Zion, it was awesome. Especially loved the colors of Bryce Canyon :)

I do have to say that it sounds like you'll be absolutely exhausted after that week, but hey, isn't that what holidays are for?....ehm, anyway :D Have you checked your approx. driving hours and made sure this schedule is even possible? I mean, you do want to have some time to explore all those places, not just drive there and then having to drive on after 5min, right ;)

Anyway, I hope you'll have a great time, enjoy!

PS: Oh and I second what Calcruzer said!